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Old 02-17-2013, 04:44 PM   #11
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Try removing the adjusters 1st. Or grab your stock springs & cut & fit those in.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:19 PM   #12
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you can search for coil over springs. i have been looking at making a custom coil over setup for the rear cus i want a little stiffer spring in the rear with some adjustment. try this site www.speedwaymotors.com they have a lot of options and you can choose your spring rate too. btw if your looking to take out the adjusters i will take them off your hands cus i cant find anywhere that sells just the adjuster.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:29 PM   #13
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you can search for coil over springs. i have been looking at making a custom coil over setup for the rear cus i want a little stiffer spring in the rear with some adjustment. try this site www.speedwaymotors.com they have a lot of options and you can choose your spring rate too. btw if your looking to take out the adjusters i will take them off your hands cus i cant find anywhere that sells just the adjuster.
well I really don't need a different coiliver set up. I like the how I can adjust the dampening on the H&Rs I have now. I'm gonna start by taking the adjusters out. I will update once that's done to see if I like the height. if I don't. I'm going to cut my eibach springs to 6 inches and put adjusters back in.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:46 AM   #14
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I guess the H&R setup doesn't go as low as the other offerings (I have the ST setup and with the rear at the lowest setting it makes the tire pretty much flush with the fender and in many angles like it's actually barely in the fender). When you say pigtailed, you mean the spring tapers down so it's a smaller diameter at one end? If that is so it mates with the adjuster (smaller diameter on the bottom) I'm not sure you could run without. Even if the spring sits correctly I'm not sure removing the adjuster will buy you much...it's pretty slim when bottomed out. Hopefully someone with an H&R setup can comment to help you out.
as in "st setup" you are talking about to st's made by kw? i plan on buying those. what kind of wheels are you running that make its flush? im pickled between 17' and 18'
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #15
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My first recommendation is to leave them as is. But if you have to go lower you can try this... The H&R coil over rear springs for the SVT have a couple dead coils on top that can be trimmed without any real world negative effects. I would start off cutting 1 coil off each rear spring and see where it sits. If you want more, cut off another coil or just half of a coil. I wouldn't cut more than 2 coils off. You can also remove the rear spring isolators for maybe 1/4"-1/2" extra drop. Don't remove the perches from the rear.

Here is a pic of the actual coil overs you have for reference:
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The H&R coil over rear springs for the SVT have a couple dead coils on top that can be trimmed without any real world negative effects. I would start off cutting 1 coil off each rear spring and see where it sits. If you want more, cut off another coil or just half of a coil. I wouldn't cut more than 2 coils off. You can also remove the rear spring isolators for maybe 1/4"-1/2" extra drop. Don't remove the perches from the rear.
are you sure there's coils that can be cut off? bc I read to not cut pig tail coils? a lot of people are saying removing the adjusters is fine even on other websites. where are the spring insolators at??
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:22 PM   #17
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are you sure there's coils that can be cut off? bc I read to not cut pig tail coils? a lot of people are saying removing the adjusters is fine even on other websites. where are the spring insolators at??
These springs can surely handle it as I've seen it on multiple set ups for people that just want to go low with their H&R's. The rear springs have a progressive spring rate and the top coils are just touching each other when the car is on the ground.

The spring isloators are located on top of the stock rear springs and are reused on the rear springs on the H&R kit. They are designed to eliminate noises.
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I guess I'll cut 2 dead coils off and keep the adjusters in. never been big on "cutting" coils especially on such an expensive set up. but I wanna go lower so gotta do it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:28 PM   #19
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I have coilovers on my car now. I want to go lower but I don't want to buy another set of coilovers. Could I buy some coilover sleeves even though they are a different brand than the set I have on?
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i flipped the spring upside down (that goes another inch) and i cut off 2 coils
if u end up cutting i recommend getting a rear sway bar
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