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justintjustin
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justintjustin Nov 4, 4:45pm - #317701 
2000 White Toyota Celica GT
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CHOPPED STOCK SPRINGS

I was at a show a couple of days a go and saw a lowered celica, I have always wanted to get lowering springs for my 2000 gt so i asked him what he used, he said that he just cut the springs!!!! I asked which springs? He said the stock ones! Has anyone else done this because im a little shakey on this idea...
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Chaz
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Chaz Nov 4, 5:14pm - #317702 
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rice rice rice rice

Don't do it

just get real springs thumbsup

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 5:15pm - #317703 
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it's stupid...just buy springs.

It will ride like shit on cut springs

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Maka
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Maka Nov 4, 5:55pm - #317704 

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rice rice rice thumbsdown

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Johnsgt
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Johnsgt Nov 4, 5:55pm - #317705 
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Yes, please dont do that. That is so ghetto. It will ruin your handling. Nowadays you can buy some decent springs for like $140 shipped or less, why would you cut your springs.
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Brian63
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Brian63 Nov 4, 6:37pm - #317706 

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Oh gesh...bad idea...you normally dont get an even ride and the car will ride ruff and bounce.
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Illusive
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Illusive Nov 4, 7:33pm - #317707 
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dont ever ever EVER cut your springs.

rolleyes

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Veilside_300 Nov 4, 7:37pm - #317708 

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HA HA. Thats the most ridiculous thing i've heard in a long time

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ragingpaseo Nov 4, 7:37pm - #317709 
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hahahahahahah, what a dumbass, just watch him bottom out... rofl
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StuntPanda Nov 4, 7:40pm - #317710 

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definately buy springs. my theory is,...what if you need your stock stuff for whatever reason...? i still have my stock springs just in case.
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Blue_Bomber
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Blue_Bomber Nov 4, 8:05pm - #317711 
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Chopped springs are the essence of rice, the primordial ooze from which all wanna-be-ricers slither out of. rolleyes
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2003cbgts
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2003cbgts Nov 4, 8:14pm - #317712 

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^^^^ preach on brothaman hahaha. rofl
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AzNRaCeR Nov 4, 10:40pm - #317713 
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RICE!!!! hahahaha...its so sad...i know some good springs are over 100 bucks..but he cant even afford the ricey brands that cost like 30 bucks? what an ass... rofl

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DSGB4LYF23
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DSGB4LYF23 Nov 4, 10:42pm - #317714 

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Nota good idea... wtf
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Virgilson Nov 4, 10:58pm - #317715 

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haha that shits ghetto fabolous...lol...you'll be bouncing like crazy...lol
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Rocketman
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Rocketman Nov 4, 11:06pm - #317716 

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Originally Posted by Johnsgt
Yes, please dont do that. That is so ghetto. It will ruin your handling. Nowadays you can buy some decent springs for like $140 shipped or less, why would you cut your springs.


Ok, that is not entirely true. If you cut them TOO short it will fuck a lot of things up. However, as far as destroying handling...cutting springs can help A TON! There is a 1995 Mustang 5.0 that runs AutoX here in Idaho. With his stock springs he handled like shit...TONS ofd body roll. Then he cut the springs on that and it fixed nearly ALL of his handling problems. In reality, it is a pretty good idea in some scenarios. You keep the same spring rate, but you have shorter springs. In my opinion it is FAR better than heating and compressing.
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GOLDCELICA Nov 5, 3:01am - #317717 

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Please don't chop ya springs it'll be like a donkey kickin ya in the ass all the time cry

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sbocaj55 Nov 5, 3:29am - #317718 

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I've already seen some shows on TV about building a car for drifting and they cut the springs a little to lower it a little more...but yea i would definitely assume it would be a dumb idea to cut your springs a lot.
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sxyimports125 Nov 5, 3:31am - #317719 

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JSPITZ Nov 5, 2:10pm - #317720 

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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
Chopped springs are the essence of rice, the primordial ooze from which all wanna-be-ricers slither out of. rolleyes


rofl rofl rofl rofl

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robare99
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robare99 Nov 5, 5:16pm - #317721 

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Boing boing. Be sure to put on your unpainted body kit and if you have a pair of mismatched rims, that would do nicely also. grin

Oh. and some washer LED's while you're at it. LOL don't cut them. & try to convince that retard to sell his celica & get a civic.
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ACE_GTS
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ACE_GTS Nov 5, 5:31pm - #317722 

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Listen to the forum and buy some springs. It will same you time and room for error. thumbsup
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RyCeCuBe
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RyCeCuBe Nov 5, 7:46pm - #317723 

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a friend of mine had to sell her hot pink 6th gen because she chopped her springs..reason was because it poked through the chassis.

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Zero Nov 5, 8:30pm - #317724 

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Originally Posted by robare99
Boing boing. Be sure to put on your unpainted body kit and if you have a pair of mismatched rims, that would do nicely also. grin

Oh. and some washer LED's while you're at it. LOL don't cut them. & try to convince that retard to sell his celica & get a civic.


ah!!! mismatched rims rofl rofl

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ChiNeyBwoy Nov 5, 8:33pm - #317725 

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my friend bought his rsx type s used and the guy that had it bfore chopped the springs. Anytime we went over a bump you hit ur head on the roof
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Steven Nov 5, 11:02pm - #317726 
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A guy I knew had cut his springs, which really fucks up the handling. He lost control of his car in an emergency lane change on the freeway and wrapped his car around a light pole.

do not cut your springs unless you want DEATH
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