Saturday, June 26, 2010

DIY Cutting Your Springs Corolla 89 - 92

This is a DIY on how to cut your springs for those who can't afford lowering springs or coil overs .

In this case we lowered it 3 inches so that the wheel wells are lower to match the top of the tires .

First thing you do is you crack the lug nuts a little then you find a secure spot to raise your corolla . In this case I put the jack in the front of the frame which is the strongest part of the car . Then once you have done all of that you place jack stands and lower the car on the jack stands for extra safety .

Once you have the tires off you remove the strut mount bolts and the strut bolts on the bottom .

Once you have your strut off you get a spring compressor and you compress your spring and then you remove the top of the strut mount remove your spring and prepare to cut .

To avoid removing your brake line you can uct a little bit of the bracket off so that you can slide your brake line and it makes it faster to remove and instal your struts in future projects .

Then once you cut your springs then you remove the little piece you aren't using and then you might need a spring compressor or not you put the springs back and the struts back in reverse .

The rear struts you have to remove the back part of the seat to get to the strut mount bolts . Then you do the same thing to the rear as you do the front .

Make sure you cut both sides the same way , Make sure you use a spring compressor and jack stands . The end results is your car will look like this and this corolla did not bounce as we test drove it .