Here, Mike explains why lowering your vehicle can cause a stiffer ride, how a vehicle can be lowered too much, and explains the safe threshold to lower your vehicle with new springs and minimal effect on ride quality. You’ve installed springs on your vehicle that will set it lower than stock ride height, and it […]
We get asked what our thoughts on chroming springs are often. We have to admit, a chrome spring looks real bitchin’, but it can be a disaster waiting to happen. An improperly chromed spring can lead to what is known as hydrogen embrittlement. Hydrogen embrittlement can cause a spring to shatter like a piece of […]
Mike Eaton explains how to cut your coil springs for a desired ride height. Warning! Only Cut Springs With Tangential Ends Remember: only springs with a tangential end can be safely cut. Why’s that? Because square ends and pigtail ends are designed to make full contact with their mounting points and they would have to […]
First step, make sure it’s done in a well-ventilated area. Hang the spring by one of its eyes. Start by wiping the spring with acetone to remove any contaminates: grease oil dirt etc. Use a good quality high-temperature engine paint, color of your choosing, and give the springs three, four, or five light coats of […]
What’s the best way to finish my springs: Powder coating, painting or chroming?