Topic: Cutting Springs-Fear and Loathing- or Real Solutions to Real Problems
Our Volvo S60 rides a little too high - because it's totally stock - except for all the crap we pulled out of it. So, we need to lower it.
You all know we gotta stay on a budget partly because we are trying to keep our kids in college (except when we fly them home to race) but also because those extra laps for cheaty looking smurf blue springs will completely destroy our plans for domination.
So...I would like to hear some experienced viewpoints on cutting springs to lower ride height. It would be ultra-mega-extra awesome to hear from anyone who has lowered the ride height (and stiffened it) on a Volvo S60.
Here are some questions to get this party started:
1. Cut or not? Seems like it's fairly popular among Lemons teams.
2. How much to cut?
3. Should we try and re-bend the end to sit in the spring perch better/flatter?
4. Extra-credit bonus: Should we cut the S60 springs or go the even stiffer XC70 springs and cut those?
PS - No need to talk about torching the springs. Not going to do that.