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hotroddr32
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This is my first experience cutting coils, and as I'm putting these things back in, when i line the cut end of the coil into the coil notch on the LCA, it kicks the spring into a crazy angle that just don't look right.

I cut 1/2" off the factory, so do I still need to use that notch in the bottom or set it in there where the coil is comfortable?

I feel like an idiot for asking dumb questions, so you'll have to overlook my inexperience.
 

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:word: but from his post its too late and he allready cut them.

They need to be in the grooves....you might have to cut another 1/2 coil to make it right
 

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Like JB said, they have to seat correctly in the groove. That's why nobody really does it because it changes that angle....

Buy drop coils, they're really cheap.
 

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hotroddr32
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For every one says cutting is ok another says no...whatever they are cut and I only wanted another inch of drop. Not to mention the truck has a v6 and there's no quarantees of what id get from a spring.Been there done that.

Ive got a set of 2" springs setting next to me if I didn't care to go that route.. I hate to buy a 1 inch coil and get a 1/2 inch from it.
 

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For every one says cutting is ok another says no...whatever they are cut and I only wanted another inch of drop. Not to mention the truck has a v6 and there's no quarantees of what id get from a spring.Been there done that.

Ive got a set of 2" springs setting next to me if I didn't care to go that route.. I hate to buy a 1 inch coil and get a 1/2 inch from it.
they do have to settle a little as well
 

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hotroddr32
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thought about it, but thats gonna possibly leave me with a 4" drop..and a rake from hell!
 

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hotroddr32
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Either way..I'm pretty much screwed. I'll trim it until the thing fits, and if it rides like crap, I'll pick up some springs. I don't want it alot lower than I had it...don't want to start buying more parts right now.
 

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Okay, by using your logic you say that you think a 1 inch coil will only yield a 1/2 inch drop because you have a lighter motor. But you think a 2 inch coil will somehow settle to 4 inches?

Put the 2 inch coil on, if its too low order a 1 inch coil and sell the 2 inch ones.
 

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hotroddr32
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yeah, since it has a 2 inch LCA on it if I add the 2 inch spring that will get me to a 4" drop. Since I already have 4" in the back, I don't think thats the look I want.
 

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hotroddr32
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u can always yank a leaf if u think the rear is too high
it has a 3" Bell tech leaf in it now with a shackle.

i hate to sound stressed, but Im ready to drive this thing, and my wife is sick of taking my butt to work. So if I dont get it done, there isn't gonna much Quality Time for me (if you know what I mean.):bawl:
 

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i know many guys on here that have cut coils and say it still rides fine. the only time u fuck up cutting coils is when u heat them or cut them to much. other wise once he gets this settled i dont think he'll have a problem with ride quality
 

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hotroddr32
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ok-update I ended up cutting a little over half a coil. Drove it up the road rides better than before! pretty kewl!

Problem I noticed it was pretty noisy as I drove it, and when I got back I could notice it looks like it is toed'in pretty bad compared to before. Will an alignment fix this or did I go too far? Here are some pics...
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