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I have 24's on mine and they rub now so I can't do the 2/4 kit like I wanted. so how do you cut the r/t springs safely? And how can you tell how much to cut?
do you have any pics of your truck with the 24's? what are the dimensions of the wheels and what size rubber are you running? thanks
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Here's the truck on 24's. Tires are 305/35/24
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so how do you cut the r/t springs safely? And how can you tell how much to cut?
You can measure the amount of drop you want, and cut a little less than that amount, maybe even half that amount. It's guess and check until you get it right. If you start out cutting too much you can't go back... Cut with a cut off wheel, sawzall, etc... and do so slowly, do not get the spring very hot it will ruin it. Do not use a torch. You should be able to cut to the point where you get a 2" drop safely, any more than that is iffy.

EDIT: Just to reiterate, this is for the rear RT springs only (as far as I know). Not sure if any other versions of the springs have the tight coils at the top. I have been thinking of doing this on my truck this weekend, we will see how much extra time I have sunday...
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What I mean is do i measure 2" around the coil or do I hold the coil vertically an measure up across the length of the coils?
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Measure vertically along the length of the coil, like perpendicular to the coils. If you measure 2" and cut it there, you will get more than a 2" drop. If you want a 2" drop, start with a cut at 1", and use your judgement to keep working at the desired finish result. Guess and check, you may end up making several cuts but at least the springs are extremely easy to take out and reinstall, only about a 30 minute job total.

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I wouldn't cut the springs- get a lowering kit. Do it right.

When I worked for Stillen, we took a tour of the Eibach facility. Lots of engineering goes into both stock and aftermarket springs, and you can majorly compromise your suspension by cutting your springs.
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Here's the truck on 24's. Tires are 305/35/24
looks great, thats not lowered is it?
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I use to do some very custom rides and most of my customers wanted what no one else had. These guys were my spring solution 99% of the time. Send them the stock springs and they will send back the stock springs and another perfectly calibrated set. Sometimes they already have the specs for your truck so they will not need your spring. I always sent the spring to be sure the lowering springs were perfect. Great for any type of spring change you want.

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I've cut a few of my coils with no ill effects...stock as well as 2" drop coils...I trimmed then to get the exact look I wanted. I would cut an 1/8th coil at a time..i think i did 1/4 coil at the most on any coil i've done.
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