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Anyone have any input on cutting the factory springs on the front of 1968-70 gto/ GM-A Body to get a more appealing ride height? My car sits a little high in the front and I would like to lower it a few inches.
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Anyone have any input on cutting the factory springs on the front of 1968-70 gto/ GM-A Body to get a more appealing ride height? My car sits a little high in the front and I would like to lower it a few inches.
Seriously? Just purchase the correct height springs and be done with it - no guessing, no car leaning, no bottoming out, and safer.
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Member Pinion Head supplied this info in an old post:

"Coil Spring Specialties has all the factory spec sheets. These include wire gauge, free length, & number of coils.
CSS can also spec custom coils springs for custom ride heights & for vehicles that have had significant weight removal from the front of the car.

Coil Spring Specialties"

Here's a link to their site: Coil Spring Specialties

Hope this helps.
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I bought some springs from Coil Springs Specialties. I had the same issue with the front riding a bit higher than the rear. I haven't put them on yet but the customer service from CSS was great and I would highly recommend talking to them as they were extremely helpful.
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When I replaced the springs on my 1966 Lemans I noticed a difference as well. Now it is not a 70, but here is what happened. I went with stock springs front and rear, this is on a 2 door coupe. The rear sat low and made the front look high. But this was the way the cars did sit back then, lower than a lot of us like them now.

So I changed the rear springs to 66 station wagon springs which are a tad stiffer. It made all the difference, back went up just enough and ride height looks great. I also use mono tube shocks bilstein front and KYB rear ( Bilstein does not make rears for this car) and they help as well.

You can lower the front but you get into lots of issues with alignment, rubbing, ball joint wear etc.

But you have to make it how you want it!!!

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PS... you also want to insure that the springs are correctly in the perch in the A-Arm if not they can ride up on the boss and effect ride height!!!
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You can buy 1 and 2 inch lowering springs cheap on E-bay. Highly recommend this route. Cutting your springs makes them weaker and your car will be bouncing around like a cheap mini truck!
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