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You'd have to cut quite a bit off a spring for it to just fall out and even then you'd have to either get the truck airborne or articulated so much on side was at full droop.
Considering that the majority of people add a shorter shock with a drop kit the shock would fully extend before the spring lost tension and hold it in anyway. If you're really worried about it just bolt in some limiting straps.

My opinion....for a 2" drop there's absolutely nothing to worry about.
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You'd have to cut quite a bit off a spring for it to just fall out and even then you'd have to either get the truck airborne or articulated so much on side was at full droop.
Considering that the majority of people add a shorter shock with a drop kit the shock would fully extend before the spring lost tension and hold it in anyway. If you're really worried about it just bolt in some limiting straps.

My opinion....for a 2" drop there's absolutely nothing to worry about.
Exactly.... But you will turn blue in the face trying to get that point across to some folks.

Off topic' what do you have installed from Spohn?


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Off topic' what do you have installed from Spohn?
I'm guessing the adjustable pan hard bar, but considering how much money he dropped into his truck he might have gotten all new control arms from them as well lol
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hehe I think you guys are referring to me

I understand you guys can cut your springs however you like and they may work out well for you, I just don't think it's smart to tell other people it's perfectly fine to do on their truck. What if someone else has an issue or gets in a wreck or something. I'd just give them all the info and let them make the choice if they are comfortable with it or not.

I think unbroken also has their upper and lower rear links.
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Ok but if they are the same legth and people are still saying its ok to cut the drop spring and not the stock spring whats the difference? You're making one or the other a smaller size by cutting the two? The difference is the stock coil is that it's stiffer than the drop coil but if both are eventually cut whats the difference? You see people saying they cut a 2/4 drop kit to make it a 3/5 or whatever.
I'm referring specifically to McGaughy's drop springs being safer to cut because they are a progressive rate spring, and the coils are wound alot "flatter" than the OE's linear rate springs. Logic would dictate the flatter coil would tend to stay seated better when partially/fully unloaded, since it would have more contact surface with the perch. Let me clarify that I'm not against cutting springs (I have cut 1 coil off my rears), I just don't think it's worth taking ANY risk (however small) in damaging your vehicle/killing yourself when you can pick up a set of rear drop springs for just over $200. Take your rear coils out, cut a coil off, and reinstall them. You'll see what I'm talking about. If you really want to cut the stockers, do like unbroken said and add some limiting straps or shorter shocks. Not trying to argue, just trying to keep everyone safe.

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Off topic' what do you have installed from Spohn?
They made their first set of adjustable link bars for me and I also have the adjustable panhard bar. As soon as the adjustable sway bar endlinks I ordered from Competition Engineering show up I'll be able to do pretty much whatever I want with the rear suspension.
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You thinking about installing any of their control arms? I know back in the mustang days, this was a must, though the Rams control arms aren't stamped steel either.
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