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shawnu 02-27-2013 10:38 PM

Help!! Tips for cutting springs/Good news!!
 
I have a BT 2/4 drop coming in mail this week. Iwant it completely level and from what ive seen so far the rear is still a little higher. What are some tips to cut the rear springs? Grinder and cutoff wheel? I know not to use a torch. How do yall do yours!!


Now the good news, ever since i got my 22s my dealer has been hastling me about my chrome oem 20s. Today i finally thought, why dont i tell him ill trade for the chrome17s and cash since i just wanted to have spares if i ever sold the truck. I told him id trade plus cash on his part. Guess what?? Im trading for 17 chrome wheels only 50 miles on the wheel and 500 cash. Im happy happy happy.

P.s. Duck Dynasty nee season starts tonight if yall watch it!!!

57hemisport 02-27-2013 10:45 PM

Either a swazall or a grinder with a cutting wheel. Don't use any heat. Don't cut the bottom side of the coil. Cut the top side(the progressive part of the coil). Start with a half a coil and cut more if you still want to go lower. Remember that springs will settle more from when first installed. So take that into consideration.

CdnoilRAM 02-27-2013 10:59 PM

Just make sure you don't use anything that will generate heat as that will change the spring's return rate. I would use a sawzall before I'd use a grinder w/ cutoff wheel as a grinder will heat up the metal more than a sawzall will since the sawzall blade will absorb and dissipate heat where a cutoff wheel won't absorb heat.

shawnu 02-27-2013 11:47 PM

I didnt even think of a sawzall. I think ill take that route. And the progressive end is the one with close spaced coils correct? The only lowering ive ever done is shackles, although i have ready tons of other info on it since i was was goin 4/6 on my old 06 nightrunner...RIP but it had leaves so its another story.
Do yall have any input on my trade im making tomorrow?

Thanks alot!!

shawnu 02-27-2013 11:56 PM

Any are the trackbar relocation brackets in the BT kits yet.. i ordered mine the 15th... I might just drill a new hole to adjust it.

One more thing, how long should it take a shop to install the kit. My shop i always use is $60/hr so im looking around 180-240 for install plus alignment. Sound about right?

CdnoilRAM 02-28-2013 12:52 AM

I don't know if the brackets are in the kits yet, but I do know they're shipping them out to people without them.

That install sounds about right for the time required.

And I'd make the swap for the 17s. Dealers are crying for 20s because they sell more trucks because of the 20s, so if you can get a set of spare 17s plus cash then you're ahead. Also, if you ever get into racing, 17s are cheaper tires to buy then 20s. I personally got my dealership to swap 17s onto my truck right on the lot so I can run my 22s and keep my 17" winter rubber.

shawnu 02-28-2013 01:53 AM

Yup, he was pretty much begging me to sell me the rims. So i asked on a trade +$500 and he went for it. Im riding on 22s also and going to use the 17s for winter tires next year since we probably wont see anymore snow here in OK and for when/if i ever get around to the track. I wana see what this baby will do!! I know most rcsb 3.55 with the bully dog are running mid 14s arent they?


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