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  1. Join Date
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    #181
    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!
    the best thing you can do there is get aftermarket lowering springs or go back to the usual stock height springs.

    ok lang di pantay (cosmetically) kesa biglang masira lahat ng suspension components mo.

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    #182
    ok here's the story..

    kakabili ko lang ng slightly used lowering spring na 1.5 drop and hinde basta basta ang brand.. nung papakabit ko na sya punta ako banawe 1st time ko dun so wala ako alam na ok na shop so tanong tanong ako sa mga tao dun, siguro out of 8 na pinagtanungan ko 4 sa kanila parehas sagot so dun ako pumunta. Nung pinakabit ko na spring ko medyo bitin yung drop sabi saken ng mekaniko "Sir parang bitin ah gusto mo babaan pa natin?" since pansin ko parang bitin nga sabi ko "onga eh parang ganon pa rin height, sige babaan nyo pa." akala ko naman may ilalagay lng or something, so nag ikot ikot muna ako sa banawe para mag window shopping. pag balik ko nakita ko yung spring may sunog sa dulo! pinutulan pala! sabi nung nag kabit ok lang daw yun ganon pa din. sa sobrang shock at asar ko hinde ko na pinakabit yung lowering spring sa likod! Sumibat na lang ako agad! grrr

    tanong:

    1. Ok lang ba talaga yun? since hinde naman stock eh. (sorry hinde ko pa naranasan sumakay sa lowered na kotse 1st time ko toh)

    2. Ano pinag kaiba sa stock spring na pinutol?

    3. KYB gas shocks lang gamit ko, ok na ba yun?

    4. pa explain naman sa akin kung ano ba ang matagtag? pansin ko medyo stiff na sya and hinde bouncy pag dumadaan ako sa mga bumps. yun ba ang matagtag? im running on 17" rims nga din pala


    hayyy sana naman ok lang kasi ilang beses ako hinde kumaen para tipirin allowance.. sana hinde sayang. huhuhu

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    #183
    ouch.

    cutting springs is very bad. search ka na lang about "cutting lowering springs" or "putol lowering springs" and all the relevant information will be there. but in summary - it's a potential safety hazard, it will reduce the life of your shocks, and your car's ride will be uncomfortable, guaranteed.

    what's worse, di na yan pede i-reverse. you'll either have to put back the stock springs or get new lowering springs.

    lesson na lang sana yan na always make sure you know what's going on with your car at bantayan mo if at all possible. sorry for your misfortune.

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    #184
    damn! :ouch:

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    #185
    Sorry you had to go through what you did. For your questions:

    1. It is never good to cut springs yourself, stock or lowered - my personal experience taught me so . You simply just have to get aftermarket ones that have been weighed and cut to spec for lowering. Period.

    2. Same as the above only this procedure is called a 'budget modification' which should never be compromised especially that it is a performance upgrade. Safety First.

    3. Matagtag is stiff riding meaning the progression or travel of your springs is very limited in terms of flex. Lowering springs are already stiffer than stock because the coil is shorter, minimal shock absorption na. Pair this with your 17s and the thinner 50 series tires then voila! Your butt is now a secondary shock absorber.

    You have to understand a lowering spring is not an aesthetic upgrade, it is bolted-on to improve cornering in circuit races, minimizing sway by keeping the car lower to the ground.

    Here's a site that may help you: http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles...l_springs.html

    my :twocents:

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    #186
    lowering spring na nga pinutulan pa???

    btw:yung corolla ko dati pinaputulan ko ng spring tumagtag ang ride ko pero wala naman nasira sa pang ilalim sa loob ng dalawang taon

    ang mahirap lang pag na flat kahit crocodile jack hindi kasya lalo na pag harap ang na flat,,

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    #187
    naku! thats the worst thing that you can do... sayang yung lowering springs.

    1.5 drop is pretty decent na, sana nagtingin ka muna ng itsura ng 1.5 drop before installing.

    sa putol na springs, walang improvement sa handling ng oto. in fact, it makes it worst kasi bottom out ka sa cornering.

    ok yang KYB shocks, its give more control pero mas stiff sa fluid type.

    lesson learned the hard way... sorry to hear that bro.

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    #188
    tnx guys for the info.. well, sayang lang talaga pero at least i learned my lesson. Time to save some moolah again.. well at least I only need to buy the front springs.

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    #189
    tnx guys for the info.. well, sayang lang talaga pero at least i learned my lesson. Time to save some moolah again.. well at least I only need to buy the front springs.

    OOPS!! sorry.. double post

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    #190
    i guess late na din. ok lang ang putol kung tama ang gawa. may mga kasama ako dito na nagputol ng lowering springs at naka cuv (h and r) at ok naman. dapat inantay mo muna mag "settle" mga ilang linggo. tapos doon ka mag consider kung papuputol.

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