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Cutting springs

Has anyone or could you cut front springs? I want to level my 08 f-350 and a buddy has a set of 6 inch lift coil spring out of his f-350. I don't really like the look of spacers


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Sell the 6" coils and get these Ford Super Duty Leveling Coil Springs for a 2.5" Suspension Lift for only $315.

I have seen coils cut down to lower a vehicle, never thought it was a good idea.

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If you cut down the 6" springs, they will give you a much stiffer ride than using the correct ones!!!

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If you cut down the 6" springs, they will give you a much stiffer ride than using the correct ones!!!
That is correct, you can no doubt cut them but the spring rate is calculated with the whole spring intact. A taller spring is going to give you more suspension travel and if it's a quality spring a better ride too.

I would also lean towards all spring and no spacer..
You can give those springs a try and see how they do It's a easy job that takes all of 30 minute to complete.

I have I-Con progressive coils on my 06 and they are a 7" lift and the ride is better than it was with stock springs. They have 2-1/2 and 4" as well.


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Ya I never really thought of it making it a rougher ride. I think I will wait and do it the right way. Thanks for the help


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Cutting the coils like mentioned above will increase the spring rate dramatically. It is not like you are cutting a part of a winding, you are cutting a significant amount of the coil out of there! Not to mention, the Super Duty coils are very specific when it comes to end codes for proper fitment. If you cut one of the ends off it will probably bow like a mother and not sit in the spring seats right.

We offer some of the smoothest riding coils for leveling the super duties. Our 2.5's are progressive and ride as smooth as butter.

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I cut a ring and a half off my procomp 6" coils, lowered it 2". I did not notice any differance in ride, have 15k miles on em no issues. It may techanically change the rate, but my but cant feel it. Mine were not progressive rate. I would not cut those. Gb

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