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Author Topic:   Cutting front springs on metric hobby??
JDF Motorsports
Dirt Freak

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posted November 22, 2004 06:59 PM  
I am from MO. and we do not run IMCA rules around here. I was talking to someone from IA. inquiring about a hobby car for sale. We were talking about front springs on the car. He said the springs were cut to Terminator specs, that Terminator cuts the front springs on their cars. Why is this done? Is it to set the crossweight? Ride height? Spring rate? Is this better than using spring spacers, or can you even use spacers in IMCA? Also, if you do cut your spring, can you estimate the rate change it will cause? I have always used spacers, but I am just wondering if I am missing out on something here.
Any one wanting to stay annoynomous can pm me. I don't run IMCA, so I pose no threat.LOL

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 477
posted November 22, 2004 07:52 PM  
Imca can not use spacers, if you can use spring spacers then use them. Cutting the spring adds around 50 lbs, from the springs i cut and tested.

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posted November 22, 2004 09:03 PM  
right on if you can run spacers do it and adjustable ones if you can cutting the springs is about the only way to adjust weights in imca hobby mine started out as 12 in 1150/925 i cut the rf down to 11 and lf to 10 1/5


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