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    #171
    How about compressed OEM springs? I'm really not sure how this is done but is this okay?

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    #172
    hows much ang sports shocks? naka lowering springs ako pero stock ang shocks ko....

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    #173
    Quote Originally Posted by JCBalunsat View Post
    How about compressed OEM springs? I'm really not sure how this is done but is this okay?
    compressing OEM springs is done by heating your springs. effects could be of follows:

    a) since it is heated, the metal becomes brittle;
    b) since it is heated, it compromises the integrity of metal

    so it means its more dangerous dahil pwedeng maputol bigla yung springs mo.
    although i really do not suggest it, i think cutting is even safer than compressing, imho. pero again DON'T DO IT. ang daming sisirain ng putol na springs sa suspension mo. i've done it before and i've spent so much on suspension repairs that i had spent more money on repairs than buying a lowering spring.


    OT: bakit andito itong thread na ito sa Auto-Detailing part? dapat ata nasa suspension area itong thread na ito.

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    #174
    recently lang pina putol ko springs ng lxi 96 ko ng mga 3 ikot, pag kabit di na pantay ung left clearance ng mags to fender sa right side, mga 1 finger lang ang kasya sa right and 2 fingers sa left pantay naman ang pagka putol ng springs and pantay naman ung clearance before putulan anu kaya prob dun? thnks!

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    #175
    Its a mistake...
    Never, never cut the spring of your suspension as the spring gets old its get lower the constant specially which side of the car got the load most of the time. It may look same, but they are not one is softer than the other even a precison cut wont do no good. If you want to lower the fender clearance you should bought a lowering spring or Coil-over Suspension kit( this is adjustable) or Sports Cup Kit and keep your stock springs.

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    #176
    pero nakakabit din siya sa ibang lxi 2 mos ago pantay naman ung clearance niya, sabi ng mekaniko sira daw ung upper assembly ko pero kapapalit ko lng naman..

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    #177
    Okey, pantay 2 months ago and now what, tagilid na. Cutting spring is the cheapest things to lowered a car but this a misinformed to the costumers for safety reason. Cutting an spring also increase stress level on the spring as well as affecting another related chassis component.

    Here are some problem you may encounter in your car if you cut the spring.

    1. Poor handling
    2. Poor ride quality
    3. Compromised safety
    4. Premature fatigue and sagging
    5. Shock/ struts bottoming out
    6. Excessive negative camber
    7. Premature tire wear from camber problem

    Lahat yan mangyayari sa kotse mo. kaya nakatagilid ang kotse mo ngayon ay (read # 4 and 5) those 2 are now your problem. Correct the problem before it will cost you more. Good luck.
    Last edited by v6dreamer; June 24th, 2008 at 02:54 AM.

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    #178
    Quote Originally Posted by v6dreamer View Post
    Okey, pantay 2 months ago and now what, tagilid na. Cutting spring is the cheapest things to lowered a car but this a misinformed to the costumers for safety reason. Cutting an spring also increase stress level on the spring as well as affecting another related chassis component.

    Here are some problem you may encounter in your car if you cut the spring.

    1. Poor handling
    2. Poor ride quality
    3. Compromised safety
    4. Premature fatigue and sagging
    5. Shock/ struts bottoming out
    6. Excessive negative camber
    7. Premature tire wear from camber problem

    Lahat yan mangyayari sa kotse mo. kaya nakatagilid ang kotse mo ngayon ay (read # 4 and 5) those 2 are now your problem. Correct the problem before it will cost you more. Good luck.
    These are only the result sa pag putol ng spring, kasi nag bago ang response ng spring base on there design, for example laki ng bakal ng spring at haba, number of coil = est. weight at response of impact, ngayon kung baguhin mo ang equation, syempre magbabago ang response...insight lang

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    #179
    that is a big NO-NO, noon unang pananhon putol talaga dahil wala pang lowering springs, ngayon ang dami ng available lowering springs...

    ito na lang if you can't afford to buy a lowering spring then it only means you don't have business lowering your car...

    pagipunan mo na lang yun lowering spring rather than to compromise yun safety mo para lang masabing lowered kotse kahit mali naman ang ginawa...

    that is the most ricey thing to do....

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    #180
    Quote Originally Posted by patrick898 View Post
    recently lang pina putol ko springs ng lxi 96 ko ng mga 3 ikot, pag kabit di na pantay ung left clearance ng mags to fender sa right side, mga 1 finger lang ang kasya sa right and 2 fingers sa left pantay naman ang pagka putol ng springs and pantay naman ung clearance before putulan anu kaya prob dun? thnks!
    ive made a thread about this already. thats normal for the the EK series (96-00). yung stock height pa yung oto mo, hindi mo lang pansin yan pero talagang mas bagsak yung left sa right kasi dun nakalean yung engine natin. kung gusto mo pantay, just get the coil sleeves... hirap pantayain pero it can be done.

    kahit the most expensive lowering spring, hindi papantay yung left sa right. tama din sila to just get the after market springs. yung stock ko hindi ko pinutol kasi naisip ko baka gusto ko stock height ulit in the future.

    o well the damage has been done, there are cheap lowering out there, R-1 would cost around 6k for adjustables.

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