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was wondering if and/or has anyone possible cut the front springs on a 4th gen dodge...i know you can cut the back 2in and everything will be fineeeeee but can you cut the front maybe a inch or even a little with no problem

i reallly want to cut the front maybe a inch and the back 2in's
 

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Nothing unsafe about cut coils... maybe the rate rises a bit but I've been cutting coils for many, many years on different hot rods and customs without any adverse affects.
 

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Nothing unsafe about cut coils... maybe the rate rises a bit but I've been cutting coils for many, many years on different hot rods and customs without any adverse affects.
There's nothing wrong with it, but it's not the "preferred" method to lowering vehicles. Especially with the lowering kits being affordable.
 

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There's nothing wrong with it, but it's not the "preferred" method to lowering vehicles. Especially with the lowering kits being affordable.
A cut off wheel is a lot cheaper than a set of springs.

I just cut the ones in my Ram and the ride hasn't changed one bit in the front. Never expect the guys who sell springs to tell you it's just as good to cut a coil or so... and cutting allows one to adjust the drop... much more versatile.

I cut 1 1/2 off of mine but may cut another 1/2 off after a bit more driving.

"Back in the day" we didn't have the luxury of building a '1-800" hot rod... we scrounged the junk yards for parts... and made stuff work. New springs were incredibly expensive...

Now I usually build most of my own stuff and seldom rely on the aftermarket to sell me parts. I had to swallow hard to but the flip kit from DJM... nice stuff but I could have fab'd my own parts a lot cheaper... and have made it stronger, too. But I was in a hurry. The price you pay for a speedy fix.

Here's the $10.00 C-notch on my F100... I'd put this up to anything offered in the aftermarket... just sayin'.
 

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People can do what they want, but the only coil springs that are really safe to cut are ones with tangential ends. Technically the rear springs on our truck are square ended. I cut mine. They are fine. So what does that really mean? lol

Personally, I would not cut any springs on these trucks except the progressive ones (which I think are only the RT ones). I bought an extra set of rear RT springs and cut them. The progressively closer/tighter coils are so close to flat after cutting that IMO it's just as good as before it was cut. You can only go so far though (maybe 1-2 inches max).
 

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People can do what they want, but the only coil springs that are really safe to cut are ones with tangential ends. Technically the rear springs on our truck are square ended. I cut mine. They are fine. So what does that really mean? lol

Personally, I would not cut any springs on these trucks except the progressive ones (which I think are only the RT ones). I bought an extra set of rear RT springs and cut them. The progressively closer/tighter coils are so close to flat after cutting that IMO it's just as good as before it was cut. You can only go so far though (maybe 1-2 inches max).
How would you measure 1-2 inches: Would it be from top of coil and down 1-2 inches or along the coil spiraling down? I too have a 2010 Ram and would like to go another 2 inches in the back and front.
 

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How would you measure 1-2 inches: Would it be from top of coil and down 1-2 inches or along the coil spiraling down? I too have a 2010 Ram and would like to go another 2 inches in the back and front.
It's guess and check. There is not a linear relation between spring height and final stance height because it depends on spring rate and weight of vehicle. Basically you cut half a coil, install and see how much it changed, then make a judgement call. Cut another 1/4, 1/2 coil or whatever you think. Just go slow, you can always cut more, you can't add back.

Keep the springs cool! Don't get them hot or you will ruin their integrity. Use a cut off wheel or sawzall, not a torch. Cut slow and feel the spring if it gets too hot to touch you need to stop and wait for it to cool. Also don't cool it rapidly by splashing it with water or anything like that.

Keep in mind, I would not recommend cutting any of the ram springs except the progressive ones (which as far as I know are only the RT rears).
 

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It's guess and check. There is not a linear relation between spring height and final stance height because it depends on spring rate and weight of vehicle. Basically you cut half a coil, install and see how much it changed, then make a judgement call. Cut another 1/4, 1/2 coil or whatever you think. Just go slow, you can always cut more, you can't add back.

Keep the springs cool! Don't get them hot or you will ruin their integrity. Use a cut off wheel or sawzall, not a torch. Cut slow and feel the spring if it gets too hot to touch you need to stop and wait for it to cool. Also don't cool it rapidly by splashing it with water or anything like that.

Keep in mind, I would not recommend cutting any of the ram springs except the progressive ones (which as far as I know are only the RT rears).
Cool...thanks for the info. Right now, I have the McG 2/4 springs in the rear and the spindles up front. I still have the stock springs and I may cut those for trial and error versus cutting the current springs. Also, I really want to put some 22" SRT 10 wheels on; therefore, I do not want to go too low to prevent this in the future.

Thanks again...
Matt
 

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I cut the fronts on my '97 a full coil and it dropped about 2"... then I cut another 1/2 coil but wound up cutting a full two coils to get it 4" lower.

Two inch dropped spindles and one coil off the stock springs would have been a better way to go... there wouldn't be the severe a-arm angle that you get with those short springs. I may change that in the future...I'll see how my alignment goes after I have the box back on my truck.

But the truck drives fine as is... a little stiff in the back but new short shocks fixed most of that and the weight of a box on the back should mellow the ride a little further...
 
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