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Best Lowering springs? by Burly1
Started on: 04-05-2016 08:02 PM
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Last post by: fieroguru on 04-12-2016 08:38 PM
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[B]Originally posted by Blacktree:[/B
That said, cutting the springs is a viable alternative, if done properly. Don't cut them with a torch, and don't heat the end with a torch to bend it. That will ruin the temper of the steel. Instead, cut them with an angle grinder or something similar, and drape a wet rag on the spring to help keep it from getting too hot. Just don't snag the wet rag with your angle grinder, that would suck.

I have cut more than my share of springs. Once I was curious as to how hot the end would get when a cut off wheel was used. Within 1/4" of the cut, the wire never got above 100 degrees. So there is no need to use a wet rag or any other type of heat sink. Just make the cut quickly with a cut off wheel.
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