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Old 09-26-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Question Cutting coil springs to make strut springs??

May be a dumb question, but can you cut one end of a coil spring (right before it starts transitioning to flat at the bottom) in order to fit onto a front strut like a Bilstein 5100 (similar to the stock shock)?
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:33 PM   #5
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Like how coil over spring and ground flat on both ends but 5100's need one end that is not flat. Could u simple cut off the flat part and use with ome or billies
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Cutting coil springs to make strut springs??

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Like how coil over spring and ground flat on both ends but 5100's need one end that is not flat. Could u simple cut off the flat part and use with ome or billies

OME springs have one end not flat , I still don't understand the question

oh , wait , I think I get it now
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I dont see why it wouldnt work, just get the right spring rating and realize ur gonna lose a half inch or so of length when u clip it.
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Well reason I ask is I can get Eibach springs (not toytec specific Eibach's) at wholesale cost but not OME's. Not to mention a used pair of standard coil Eibach's are pretty cheap.

Was trying to throw on some stronger springs, but not quite 600lb coils. I don't have any extra weight in the front so the Toytec Eibach 620# coils would be a bit stiff. Just trying to get 3" lift out of the front 5100's. Ended up getting about 2" set on the 2.5" setting.

I guess the only way to tell is measure the slope of the eibach springs near the base, and measure the slope of the 5100 base plate (or just the stock spring) and make sure they are close
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Just get 887's and set the 5100's to 0

Really , is it worth saving $50 this way ?
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If the out come is the same, why not? Thats a tank of gas, or a night out with the wife, or a window tint. $50 is $50 .
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Really , is it worth saving $50 this way ?
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Thats a tank of gas, or a night out with the wife, or a window tint. $50 is $50 .
Or peace of mind that you aren't driving around on chopped up springs that weren't intended to be installed in that manner.
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Or peace of mind that you aren't driving around on chopped up springs that weren't intended to be installed in that manner.
Coils are clipped all the time. Its not a new and revolutionary practice, as long as its not heated, it wont jeopardize the integrity of the steel
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Hmm wonder if tundra coils or 4runner coils would work. Just picked up tundra coils for 30$ from the local junkyard, about to find out how they fit / compare.
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