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post #1 of 59 Old September 21st, 2010, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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How to Cut/Remove springs Mustang GT

Since all the write ups I found on removing/installing springs are on Cobras, I decided to do one on an actual Mustang

1) loosen wheel nuts



2) Jack side you wanna do first up



3) Remove wheel



4) Unscrew both brake bolts




5) Move brake out of the way behind the shock over the spring is a good spot)



6) place another jack under the A arm, right under the bottom of the spring.
jack A-arm up just a little bit to release pressure on the Upper control arm.



7) Remove bolt on Upper control arm.



8) Remove ABS line out of the way by unscrewing the bolt that holds it to the shock mount.



9) Now remove the large two bolts that hold the shock to the A-arm




10) SLOWLY lower the A-arm by lowering the jack as much as you can. If needed, raise the car even more on the original jack to allow the A-arm more travel.




11) Now remove spring. It may be stuck to the A-arm if the ISOS have rusted, so use a pry bar to release it, and pull it out.



Now its time to cut the spring. Use a grinder (can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowe's) Cut no more than 2 coils. between 1-1.5 coils for the front springs is recommended.
Reinstall ISOS if wanted.

12) place spring back in place and start jacking the A-arm up. Make sure the bolt on the control arm lines up where it needs to go



Now reinstall the bolts on the shock, control arm and place brake back in place.
That's it your done.
Now let it sit for around two weeks and if you like the stance go get an Alignment.

Hope this helps some people out.


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The Complete How To Cut Your Stock Springs Thread - SVTPerformance

this is a sticky but nice write up non the less!

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yeah its pretty straight forward. I thought it was gonna be much harder

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this is a sticky but nice write up non the less!
Yes, I saw it, but I didn't think it was clear enough, plus thats a cobra, so I do not know if there would be any differences.

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yeah I thought about that too having a GT.

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Shweet! Gunnna do this as soon as I find someone wth a grinder..



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yeah its pretty straight forward. I thought it was gonna be much harder
nope one of the best free mods IMO, and very simple to do. (if you have a grinder or can borrow one)
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its brake. not break dammit. lol

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nope one of the best free mods IMO, and very simple to do. (if you have a grinder or can borrow one)
How bout I just mail u my springs and u cut them??



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the first time it took me about 2 hours to do one side and 40 mins to do the other. The second time around I had the spring out in 20 mins, and back in in 15.

Sorry about the whole break brake thing, English is my second language.

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With all the pot holes around Rockford, are u sure u want to lower ur car? LOL


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