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Old 04-20-2017, 01:41 AM   #1
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cut springs with longtubes

I got a real good deal on a set of long tubes and since I will be removing the k member, i would also cut the stock springs just to get rid of the 4x4 look. How much can be cut before needing camber bolts? Also will attempt 96-98 intake cam swap as well (I will have two weeks off before retiring from military soon).
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:00 PM   #2
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Re: cut springs with longtubes

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I got a real good deal on a set of long tubes and since I will be removing the k member, i would also cut the stock springs just to get rid of the 4x4 look. How much can be cut before needing camber bolts? Also will attempt 96-98 intake cam swap as well (I will have two weeks off before retiring from military soon).
I have a 2" drop with long tubes and I scrape everything, I'd be cautious of how much you cut.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:13 PM   #3
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Re: cut springs with longtubes

I cut front 3/4 coil for 1 inch drop and rear 1/2 coil for 3/4 drop. I used camber bolts which were needed, no idea how much less would not need it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:25 PM   #4
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Re: cut springs with longtubes

did it still ride the same?
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:43 PM   #5
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Re: cut springs with longtubes

You may notice a few more bumps than before but after a week or so its feels normal to you.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:07 PM   #6
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Re: cut springs with longtubes

what long tubes? some hang lower than others
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:37 PM   #7
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bbk with no cats
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