Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > DIY / How-to
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-14-2020, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 63

Crosstour - '11 Honda Crosstour EX
Thanks: 48
Thanked 28 Times in 24 Posts
Cutting Springs from Eaton


What say the hive mind about Eaton's guide? I'm thinking of finding junkyard springs from an Accord to cut and try out on my Crosstour.

Finding lowering springs has been quite the affair with this vehicle.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 04-14-2020, 08:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
Frank Lee's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,759

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,583
Thanked 3,543 Times in 2,213 Posts
I found and cut springs from a scrap car, just in case I wanted to go back to stock. That was... oh... 20 years ago? Pleased with the mod.

According to Eaton, I did not do it the right way. My springs have tangential seats. I knew I didn't want to heat them but how else would they seat if they weren't flattened? So I compressed the last coil in a bench vise and heated as sparingly as I could just the spot that needed to twist to make it flat. No issues!

Last edited by Frank Lee; 04-14-2020 at 05:21 PM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Frank Lee For This Useful Post:
Chonk_Master (04-14-2020)
Old 04-14-2020, 11:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
me and my metro's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 499

Economy Saturn - '02 Saturn L200
Thanks: 218
Thanked 181 Times in 144 Posts
I lowered the back of my Saturn L200 one complete coil. I also removed some of the snubber. I did have to install adjustable lower control arms and get a complete alignment. The front is at factory height due to the struts being almost too long from the factory. There is very little travel left and is on the snubbers on big dips. I am considering a set of Saturn Ion front struts because they are shorter. Just have not got there yet.
02 Saturn L200 5 speed- soon to be a B207R and f40 6 speed. Almost 250k
84 Gmc 6.5 na diesel K30 4x4, TMU
2006 Lincoln Navigator, 200k+
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to me and my metro For This Useful Post:
Chonk_Master (04-14-2020)
Old 04-14-2020, 04:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Ecky's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 4,313

Gaptooth (retired) - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 54.26 mpg (US)

Such Fit - '07 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 41.27 mpg (US)

Connect - '15 Ford Transit Connect XL
90 day: 20.83 mpg (US)

K-sight - '00 Honda K-sight
Team Honda
90 day: 42.34 mpg (US)

Aerocivic - '92 Honda Civic CX
90 day: 64.49 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,114
Thanked 1,899 Times in 1,205 Posts
Mine are flat on the bottom and wrap around posts on the top.

I went with stiffer springs that kept stock ride height. When I removed weight from the rear of my car, I had to remove a third of a coil to bring them back down to stock height. I did this at the top, where it wouldn't change how they seat. No issues.

My car is already pretty low, and personally I won't go much lower than stock. I already scrape getting out of my driveway sometimes, and bottom out on the snow in the center of the lanes during winter. More than once I've gotten into situations where I've lifted all 4 wheels off the ground.

A small cut goes a deceptively long way.

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ecky For This Useful Post:
Chonk_Master (04-14-2020)
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com