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Old 08-08-2020, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default Just got my ipd springs...

And I want to cut them. I just want to be a little lower than they provide. Not sure how much to take off the front? I plan on doing a full turn off the rear. Sorry for another spring post but it's my first set of ipd and I know they dont sit low enough for me.

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Old 08-08-2020, 04:25 AM   #4
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Don't cut them just heat with a torch and let them sit until you like it
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:31 AM   #5
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Cut them right in half, sell the other halves to the other TB lowlifes and profit again.
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I half expected these responses....guess I'm just not sure how much to take off the tight coil part to get little lower
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Cut them right in half, sell the other halves to the other TB lowlifes and profit again.
I like the way you think...ipd spring blow out! 50% off!
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Old 08-08-2020, 02:10 PM   #8
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It's a PITA, but maybe trial and error would be the safest bet. Can't "cut them longer" as my dad used to say.


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I half expected these responses....guess I'm just not sure how much to take off the tight coil part to get little lower
A little at a time. You can't put it back. You have actual work ahead of you. Get off here and get busy.
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Did you install them and drive it first? Or are you guestimating?
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Old 08-08-2020, 03:23 PM   #11
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IPD springs typically have the front a bit lower than how much they lower the rear. I would try them first before you cut.
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Thanks guys I'm going to put them on right now
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Did you install them and drive it first? Or are you guestimating?
How is this thread still in performance?
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Good one! Try before you cry!
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I hate the way the front looks. Took 1 full off the rear 1 1/2 front. Mucho better
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It's a PITA, but maybe trial and error would be the safest bet. Can't "cut them longer" as my dad used to say.
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Old 08-10-2020, 03:41 PM   #18
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Isnt the 7/9 low enough ready?
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The IPD springs sit about as low as you can go and still drive a 7-9 without tearing up the bottom of the car. To each his own.
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Old 08-10-2020, 05:51 PM   #20
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I just installed a set on 91 940 turbo and found they sit at a great height for a daily. Don’t really have to worry about driveways or steep transitions. Paired with some Bilsteins they rode nice and compliant, actually made the car feel much more responsive without killing the ride.

Paired with hydras and stock tire sizes, I could see wanting that lower the front just a touch more to eliminate the wheel gap though. Cutting one more coil all the way or so would probably bring it down to a more aesthetically pleasing ride height. I’ve cut a couple coils off Ipd/TME springs for a 240 and the ride wasn’t too bad, it’s probably about the same case for the grandpa series cars. Of course with a lower ride height you risk bottoming out the struts more often, leading to prematurely worn out suspension components, and also throwing the geometry off a just a little too far, causing the steering to feel off and run into bumpsteer.

Whatever you do, make sure you get a good alignment so the car isn’t all over the road.
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Old 08-11-2020, 02:57 PM   #21
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I put IPD's lowered springs on my V8 wagon 30 years ago, and 300K miles later they have settled to where I like them. Got time?
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Heady topper is good stuff

Start small, like 4 coils first
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