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A few years ago I installed an eibach pro-kit on my 2000 gt conv. It lowered the front end perfectly, but it is too high in the rear. I want to lower the rear another inch and I want to do it by cutting the coil springs. How much do I cut the springs to get that inch?

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You could start with one coil on the top off the rear spring. If that doesn't lower it to your liking, you could remove another half coil. However, these rear springs would be a smarter choice.



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Aren't the ProKit spring a progressive rate spring? And isn't it a bad thing to cut progressive springs?


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Aren't the ProKit spring a progressive rate spring? And isn't it a bad thing to cut progressive springs?
Yeah, the Eibach's are progressive and should not be cut. If OP runs isolators on all four corners, he could try to remove the isolators in the rear. I honestly cannot imagine how the rear would be a whole inch taller than the front, as the ProKit loweres only about half an inch more upfront than in the rear.

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Are they installed correctly?




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If you installed isolators, remove them first to see how you like the height. If that is not enough, then I say buy new springs. I'm not an advocate of cutting any springs. Lowering springs are pretty cheap and have a very straight-forward install.

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