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Old 04-26-2006, 05:44 PM   #21
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if you don't care about ride quality and only looks cut the coils and if you do cut them get better shock absorbers preferable something adjustable. i'm not going to go into how dangerous or stupid it is to cut stock coils but if you really hate it and or you don't like your car trying to be a pogo stick and replace it with stock springs from a junk yard.

i would start with only cutting 1 coil at 1st. drive on it for a week or so and then cut more if you really think it'* needed.

good luck. send me some pics after you do it!
that is not recommended because we have progressive coils in the back
Not only not recommended, but STRONGLY discouraged. This is a really dumb idea. Nismo, again, this is not a Maxima. It'* a Bonneville. Please be careful with your advice.
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oh seriously man.
no duh it'* not a maxima.
i'm trying to HELPOUT.
i didn't tell him to do it. i said not to. then i said why not to. and then gave a solution for the aftermath.

let me disect what i said to him so it can be understood better by everyone. this is what i told him:

i said it'* a bad idea:
i'm not going to go into how dangerous or stupid it is to cut stock coils

i explain how it will ride:
your car trying to be a pogo stick

then advice if he wants to do it against my advice and everyone else'*:
i would start with only cutting 1 coil at 1st. drive on it for a week or so and then cut more if you really think it'* needed.
get better shock absorbers preferable something adjustable

and a solution once he realizes how much it sucks:
stock springs from a junk yard.

i said it was a dumb idea:
how dangerous or stupid

my advice was perfectly fine. i find no fault in it. i did exactly what everyone else did in this thread warn against it and said not to do it.
i really feel like you are singling me out.
and the points you made about what i said are not justified imo.
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Nismo, you clearly advised to cut coils, and even told him how to start.

You are NOT familiar enough with our applications and the unique things about Bonnevilles to be giving out that kind of advice on this Forum.

The best bet for you would be to watch and learn. This advice has been given to you in private enough times already.

Let'* step it back a notch, ok?
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i told him the best way to go about the stupid idea: get better shock absorbers and cut a little bit at a time.
i find it'* best to give guidence to someone who is considering doing something stupid so it turns out the best way it possibly could.
i know your springs are progresive..
i know all about why it'* a bad idea to cut coils.
i was helping him out. i see no one else giving him directions on how to go about this bad idea.

is there anything you can add to my suggestions of: better absorbers and cutting slowly? other then don't do it?
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If you know all about how bad of an idea it is to cut a progressive coil, why do you dish out advice on how to do it?

Back on topic now please. And I don't care to argue with you offline this time either. You are finished in this topic.
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