Moog 6486 springs

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    I put moog 6486 springs on my 80 Z28 not knowing it would sit up so high in the front. Around 16" from the hub center. Would cutting a half coil out do anything or should I buy new springs? I do still have my old springs.
     
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    Cutting tends to be kinda hit-and-miss. Could do it once and find out you didn't go far enough. Alternately, you could take a big swing at it and discover that you went too far. Because they cost less than $100 delivered, you'd probably be better off buying new.

    At 343 lb/in the 6486 is fairly soft to begin with. Most people here who want slightly lower than stock choose the 5610, 5642, or 6450. Choice depends on how the car is equipped. Any under-hood mods that lighten the front end will have an effect on ride height.
     
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    I run Moog 5664...installed just a few weeks ago. They are rated at 700lbs i believe, and oddly enough, the ride does not seem to harsh at all.

    FYI, I am running a fiberglass hood, no A/C, and I have aluminum heads, so there is some weight savings up front which like wayback said, can affect height.

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    All stock under the hood. Only mod is a vortec 350. I would like it to sit a little nose down with good cornering. These springs are for a 80 Z28,but also other GM cars. I liked the way my 78 TA rode. It was all stock.
     
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    Nice looking Camaro.
     
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    Drive it to see if it settles some before you cut them. Mine settled some.
     
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    That's what I have been hoping. I even have the control arm bolts loose.
     

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