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turbodog 03-16-2012 09:58 AM

So, I CUT MY SPRINGS. OOOOH.
 
Wanted to lower the front of the Spec.B very slightly. See this thread:

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...li-181505.html

So, I ended up doing this last night.

First, attempted with struts on the car - I've had other cars with enough space to unseat the spring with spring compressors. No dice, not even close to possible.

Pulled the struts and went at it with spring compressors and impact wrench. These springs have a huge amount of preload when mounted and it is a fairly short travel strut, so very tricky to work with. Scuffed up the struts a bit getting them off.

Looked at the springs. There seems to be about 3/4 of a coil at the bottom that has a bit of a flatter angle to it to seat on the strut. This is all fully compressed and then some when mounted. I measured 6" around the outside, this was a 1/4 coil, cut this off with a large cuttoff wheel, and rounded smooth. Applied black paint.

It was quite difficult getting the springs back on with two normal spring compressors. When you catch two coils, the compressors interfere with the either the top perches or lower perches. Springs took about 3" of compression and several tries to get mounted and the top hats on straight.

Still need to do an alignment this afternoon but I drove it a bit and let it settle. The difference is extremely subtle, about 1/4", maybe 3/8" lower. Wheel gaps are closer to even F/R. No noticeable change in ride.

Works for me!

DocHolladay23 03-16-2012 10:06 AM

1st!

scoobyscoodle 03-16-2012 10:07 AM

You are probably going to go to hell.

You may loose control on the way.













;)

NWSPECB 03-16-2012 10:09 AM

Ibtflaming!

Jealous of doc for gettin here first too!

MrHellrais3R 03-16-2012 10:11 AM

... Why would you do such a thing? Obviously you can afford a spec b, why couldn't you afford new springs?

DocHolladay23 03-16-2012 10:13 AM

Cut springs = prime candidate for these

Lardo420 03-16-2012 10:14 AM

fail.

Nrw 03-16-2012 10:16 AM

Go trade your car for a civic

mwm5094 03-16-2012 10:16 AM

so full of fail

turbodog 03-16-2012 10:17 AM

I just get a kick out of how frowned upon this is in the subaru community, with virtually no basis in reality.

BUT I DID IT.

PhilT 03-16-2012 10:18 AM

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/me.../failboat2.jpg

Lardo420 03-16-2012 10:19 AM

yeah totally, cuz Newton and Hooke didnt know anything about anything

Nrw 03-16-2012 10:19 AM

It's frowned upon everywhere. Stop kidding yourself.

bmx045 03-16-2012 10:20 AM

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BarManBean 03-16-2012 10:22 AM

Quote:

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Bahhahaha!


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