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Old 08-05-2011, 09:01 PM
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You're right the I beams are cast iron...heat cast iron it gets brittle, heat steel it will get soft....that's why the I beam sheared and the coil springs sag. I don't want to argue but I am highly against heating springs for safety reasons. Reputable and experienced suspension places or similar places will tell you the same. You can pull the stock springs, cut them, and reinstall them all in under 2 hours, and all you need is a jack and a cutoff wheel or sawzall. Up to you though for what you do, and up to the original poster to do what he wants...
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Im not arguing, just stating the facts, its up to him... I have seen spring cutting go wrong too, by cutting the spring keeping the stock shocks and loosing your springs. I was just giving an option and so were you.
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Yeah, only certain types of springs can be cut safely. Actually, technically the stock springs on our ram should not be cut, but they have such a slight incline at the top that it is not dangerous, others have reported that more than 75% of the spring contacts the spring perch, which is ok, but still technically this type of spring design shouldn't be cut. That said I will be cutting mine...
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