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Old 12-12-2015, 06:18 PM   #1
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Coil Cut Question

I have already decided to cut the rear coils so don't try to talk me out of it! lol

I'm going for 2-3 in of rear drop just to level the truck out. The rear has after market in the coil helper bags, so I'm not worried about too much bounce since I can stiffin up the ride with those.

My question is, is it better to cut the bottom of the coil or the top.?

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Old 12-12-2015, 06:47 PM   #2
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Have to look at the coil to see which end lends itself best to being cut.
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Some one here has done it already...which end did you cut?
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:47 AM   #4
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First, I didn't cut, I installed 2" drop coils on the rear for a leveled look.

Our coil springs coils are tapered at the top. Not a spring expert, but I believe it has to do with something called a progressive spring rate for the coil.

That being said, cutting the bottom coil will have the lesser effect on the spring's performance.

Anybody confirm or deny?
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:06 AM   #5
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Can you post a picture of the spring you took out? That would tell us a little...
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First, I didn't cut, I installed 2" drop coils on the rear for a leveled look.

Our coil springs coils are tapered at the top. Not a spring expert, but I believe it has to do with something called a progressive spring rate for the coil.

That being said, cutting the bottom coil will have the lesser effect on the spring's performance.

Anybody confirm or deny?
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Sure hope you come out with a 'balanced rate' after cutting your springs .

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Sure hope you come out with a 'balanced rate' after cutting your springs .

Exactly why I didn't cut. My Ram is a daily driver and I did not want to have the back end get squirrelly on me by messing with the spring integrity. I used Mcgaughy 2" drop springs that are made for Ram 1500s. Got the level look on my quad cab and no compromise on the ride and handling.
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:46 PM   #8
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When the 4g's are lowered don't they need the panhard and links adjusted to realign the pinion angle and center the axle?
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Some do with the 2" level, but it is not necessary. The folks that slam em are having to replace or remount their panhard.
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I would think the 4g would be relatively easy to bag. Especially with the prices getting better.
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