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post #16 of 50 Old 01-15-2008, 08:15 PM
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I'm running a similar setup as Hunter. Got no complaints.



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post #17 of 50 Old 01-15-2008, 10:06 PM
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Note to thread poster. If the guy telling you to cut a coil isn't running cut coils on his vehicle, don't do it.

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post #18 of 50 Old 01-16-2008, 01:58 AM
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i wasnt telling him he should do it, just saying theres nothign wrong with doing it. i dunno why u would want to cut them anyways.
can u even cut the GC coils? cause i thought that the top and bottom coils were smaller than the middle coils, i may be wrong though i havent looked at mine for a bit lol

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post #19 of 50 Old 01-16-2008, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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Didn't mess with it last night. To busy chasing down bolts after work. I'll see if I can get some work done tonight after I get home. I Want to try and make this work. I am just curious as to what makes cutting coils so dangerous. All i am thinking of doing is cutting off of the bottom maybe one coil. I know that my change the spring rate but I figure that may give a little more flex. I am not going to weld or stack coils like I've seen some do

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hmmm, cutting coils. you should try hondaforums for this one. lol.... i say leave them. are you running stock control arms? 6in is fine on short arms but all 8 or at least 6 of them need to be adjustable. or if your going for the cheap put your front coils in the rear and put these up front http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch..._Code=IR-Z3FSP

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the thought about cutting coils is the heat to cut them (as long as you use a cutoff wheel you will be fine)

and that most new cars springs are progressive, if you cut coils, you ruin them.

On an F150, I doubt they are progressive. You can tell they are progresive if the coils get closer together at the ends.
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post #22 of 50 Old 01-16-2008, 11:22 AM
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I didnt realize that F150 coils would fit on a GC???

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I didnt realize that F150 coils would fit on a GC???
i got a guy in my town with F150 coils and REALY big leaf springs ,on his XJ. he has done frame stiffeners, and he jumps and preerunners that thing like heel, realy cool to watach em.

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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

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Hrm...So F-150 springs are the same size but stiffer? I wouldnt care to do anything like jeep speed....but a little jumping is allways fun.

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Yeah, jumping a Grand with a dana 30 up front is NOT VERY SMART. You'll break the axle or worse.

BTW, nice thread hi-jack. If you aren't contributing to the 5.5 inch thread, go elsewhere.


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i kno i have a dub, but at 4in on short arms the ride was rough, now, at 6.5 on LAs, it rides like a caddy in straight lines

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i would do the rear.
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cutting coils is NEVER a smart or safe idea

if thats what you plan on doing... im glad you dont live in Colorado

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post #28 of 50 Old 01-24-2008, 03:48 PM
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This thread is good info. Thanks guys. Sorry if this is a little hi-jack, pm me your post if needed. I just did front axles and new shocks up front to cure clunks over bumps. On the test ride there was still a little clunk. So come to find out front upper and lower CAs are toast. I have to redo them. Rears are cool, but might as well do it all at once.

So if I was shooting for 3.5" or less, staying with short or stock length is fine? What is the generally popular adjustable brand? I've been eying the IRO 3.5, is there a good combo people are running with that?

Thanks for the help.

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post #29 of 50 Old 01-24-2008, 07:46 PM
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So are you saying F150 coils are the same diam. as Zjs are? how much of a lift did that end up to be?
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post #30 of 50 Old 01-24-2008, 09:22 PM
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turbo jb,

you need to stick to reading what 99% of the lifted Grand guys have used. You've PMed me about coils. Did you ever PM skyjacktZJ?

This is not a F150 coil or cutting coil thread. Stop hi-jacking.

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