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I recently purchased 2 Eibach front springs and 2 cut rear springs.<p>Is it safe to use the cut ones on my car? Seems rather iffy and dangerous.<p>Especially while driving<p>Just would like to hear some opinions.<p>But If I can I would spring (no pun intended haha) for actual eibach rear <br>springs.<p>(EDIT: Purchased from swedespeed member Silver T5)<p><IMG SRC="http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/argoman10/DSC00628.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Cut springs:<p><IMG SRC="http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/argoman10/DSC00630.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/argoman10/DSC00629.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is it safe? (Kallvin22)

Maybe you should of asked before purchasing it just in case you can't? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anywaz... I think it should be ok.... since various people cut their aftermarket springs to get their satisfied height. You should of waited patiently like I did on ebay. I purchased a set of Eibach springs brand new for 100 USD.
 

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Re: Is it safe? (Vash13)

it should be safe when you're not driving. <p>according to Eibach, a shorter/lower spring must have a higher spring rate to compansate....that said cutting springs has been the cheap low rider method for ages. <p>I wouldn't recommend it.
 

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Re: Is it safe? (V50_T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50_T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it should be safe when you're not driving. <p>according to Eibach, a shorter/lower spring must have a higher spring rate to compansate....that said cutting springs has been the cheap low rider method for ages. <p>I wouldn't recommend it. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wouldn't say it won't be safe, but it will be hella uncomfortable! Lol. The way us car enthusiasts sacrifice comfort for looks... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is it safe? (Kallvin22)

For normal daily driving (speaking lightly here) you won't have a problem with them. Your most definitely going to feel the effects of cut springs which includes that nasty road feel. If you really don't care about the way your car feels in the sense of driving comfort, then I'd say go with them until you can find a reasonable replacement. Most of all do not forget about them, just because you have decent front springs, the back springs really put your car back one in suspension and handling department.
 

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Re: Is it safe? (Snow_K2)

Cutting stock springs is a no go. Anytime you lower the vehicles ride height an increased spring rate is a must. Also have to take into consideration that the stock springs are completely active coils, thus cutting them you are changing your spring rate and not in a necessarily good way. <p>Only reason i have cut my rear coils on my aftermarket springs and others on SS is because they were dead coils and slight to no affects should be felt. <p>Would not advise using these springs...<p>
 

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Re: Is it safe? (ForceFed Motorsports)

agreed with forcefed. he cut a coil from my blue evolves. i feel a slight more bounce but nothing to crazy. i also have aftermarket shocks tho.
 

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Re: Is it safe? (ForceFed Motorsports)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Cutting stock springs is a no go. Anytime you lower the vehicles ride height an increased spring rate is a must. Also have to take into consideration that the stock springs are completely active coils, thus cutting them you are changing your spring rate and not in a necessarily good way. <p>Only reason i have cut my rear coils on my aftermarket springs and others on SS is because they were dead coils and slight to no affects should be felt. <p>Would not advise using these springs...<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Okay thanks for all the advice.<p>Now what to do with the cut coils <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is it safe? (Kallvin22)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kallvin22</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Okay thanks for all the advice.<p>Now what to do with the cut coils <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol<br>ebay?
 

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would of been a good idea to ask use SS people before purchasing. yeah i noticed when I looked at my stock springs they don't have any dead coils compared to aftermartket springs.
 
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