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I have no problem with it. Nice work!


I have had cut springs on my Firebird (3/4 of a coil) for years. It will occassionally hit the bump stops on a hard bump, but that may have more to do with the V8 I put in to replace the straight 6.

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Are those my springs?

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Damn right they are haha!!
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Long as they are cut properly, both the blade and what you cut off, shouldn't have any issues. Looks good, let us know how she handles!

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Why'd you get rid of the H&R's if they're so nice? I'm not trying to be a smartass, I'm coming from trucks, so all my information goes in the opposite direction.

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Why'd you get rid of the H&R's if they're so nice? I'm not trying to be a smartass, I'm coming from trucks, so all my information goes in the opposite direction.
To change my setup. I have had the H&R springs for a few years now, and I like doing r&t for the platform
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Looks really good! If i had the balls to do it, I definitely would. for now, ill just go off-roading some more.



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nice work chris, hope you finally found the set up that works for you this time!

question for you, I thought I read somewhere that Forzda also "tighten up" the suspension all around, believe that he was tracking his ride as well and that made the suspension sit a bit lower and added to the drop in ride height. Was curious to ask if you brought this up with him, as from what I can tell from your write up you didn't end up doing this.

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Great job! Nice write up. Thumb's up

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nice work chris, hope you finally found the set up that works for you this time!

question for you, I thought I read somewhere that Forzda also "tighten up" the suspension all around, believe that he was tracking his ride as well and that made the suspension sit a bit lower and added to the drop in ride height. Was curious to ask if you brought this up with him, as from what I can tell from your write up you didn't end up doing this.
FORZDA was referring to the same practice I mentioned in the OP regarding loosening/tightening the bushings after putting the car onto the ground. What he did, however, was take it a step further by loading the car with additonal weight before tightening the bolts up. This essentially is pulling the car downward, but is not something I would recommend unless you were tracking the car like him. It would also put stress on the bushings in the same way as tightening with wheels in the air would. Best is to use the car's weight, then tighten IMO
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Yet another advantage of poly bushings is the center sleeve is free to rotate within the bushing - unlike rubber bushings where the center sleeve is bonded to the rubber, creating preload on the control arm.


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