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 Post subject: Rear springs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:44 pm 
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We have a 2001 focus saloon and Mrs Canny keeps winging about how high the back end is when reversing,at the moment the car sits about 4" off the back tyre I have done some digging and found i can buy some lowering springs but isnt this just for chav's :lol:
so my question is can i cut a few mm off my standard springs,what would the pit falls be

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 Post subject: Re: Rear springs
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I do not think that you can cut the springs that way as they are turned flat top and bottom to sit in the spring seats. It is also not a good idea to lower a car with all the bloody speed humps and potholes around. I would have thought an aftermarket parking sensor would be a better idea. To give you an idea http://www.parkingsensors.co.uk/dolphin ... ensors.asp DIY kit £60 or £150 fitted. I am sure there are loads of kits out there.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear springs
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Chuck a couple of bags of building sand in the boot.... :wink:

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wine~o wrote:
Chuck a couple of bags of building sand in the boot.... :wink:


Wait a minute that might just work,now where did i see some ballast hanging around :thumbright:







Oh she's upstairs :help: :help:

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 Post subject: Re: Rear springs
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:lol:

glad YOU said that - although I must confess it was going to be in MY next post too :shock: :lol:

It's amazing the number of excuses women come up with for 'difficulty in reversing'..... innit?

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