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    Default Suspension springs - general

    I need to lower my other cars front end by about 40mm, as I have fitted a 3.5 litre Rover V8 engine as a replacement for the standard 3 litre V8. The RV8 weighs about 60Kg less, so the front end is high.

    The springs are standard coil springs of uniform coil diameter from top to bottom (ie NOT progressive).

    Would it be acceptable to simply cut 40mm off one end? I realise that this will also make the spring stiffer, but are there any pitfalls if I 'dress' the cut end?

    Obtaining shorter springs of the same rate as standard is proving almost impossible.... at a reasonable cost anyway.


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    pretty sure cutting springs is not advised.

    My mate had some standard springs shortened by a company in West bromwich, they heat them up and shrink them down. something like that would be safer for sure

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