How many turns to cut the springs

How to understate the classics?

How many turns to cut the springs

Classic. this name came from the people and it stuck to old cars, many manufacturers have their own line of classic cars (They are called by the people, in real life each car has its own real name, which the manufacturer gave it), if we talk about Russia, then these cars are the well-known VAZ 2101-VAZ 2107, simply Zhiguli in common space, of all the cars that are produced at AvtoVAZ, the so-called Zhiguli are the hardest to underestimate, and it’s especially difficult to put such cars on the thresholds, in this article we will give you tips on the correct understatement of such cars and tell how to lower the suspension of the car to make exactly the same as on the drain (Comfortable).

To underestimate such machines, you will need a lot of tools, various kinds of keys, an angle grinder is required, but only you need to work with it carefully and wear a protective suit, there have already been many cases when a disk flew out of an angle grinder and simply crippled people, so you can’t joke about it and you need to be extremely careful, and also if the car is planned to be underestimated very low, you will have to affect the bodywork, and it all depends on how much the car will lie low and how big the wheels will be, more about that you will learn everything as you read the article!

How to understate the classics of the VAZ 2101-VAZ 2107?

In this article we will only talk about statics, we won’t talk about air suspension, because if you disassemble the air suspension, the article will be very large and not all people (especially those who ride classics) are ready to give such money for air suspension (It’s in the region of 40 thousand rubles if everything is new, used and for 20 thousand can be found), but here’s how many people want to know how to understate the car by cutting standard springs and by the way, we will not disassemble a strong understatement either , everything is within the norm!

  • In the beginning, you will need to determine the understatement of the car, namely, how much you will cut the turns, but just before you do this, find for yourself what kind of car you definitely liked for landing and after talking with the owner, find out what he has done with the springs, so but you can ask how a car behaves in everyday driving (namely, how it overcomes obstacles, are there any problems with movement and similar issues) and having learned all this, decide for yourself how much you will cut the springs and remove them from the car, make they were washed down, but in no case do not saw the springs if they are installed on the car.

Nevertheless, there are a number of people who gash the springs without removing them from the car, we immediately warn you can’t do this, because the spring can then not just pop out, but shoot from its seat, there have also been cases when the coils damaged people and it is especially dangerous if turns will hit your face, thereby injuring you!

  • Now we’ll talk about how to remove the springs, in more detail we described all this in two articles under the title: “Replacing the front springs” and “Replacing the rear springs on cars”, we immediately say it is very difficult to do such work in one day, of course, but it’s hard, therefore, be patient and take into account the fact that the car will not be on the move for at least two days, or even a week (depending on what it will be and depending on the modifications to the bodywork), after the springs are removed from the car (You can start with comfortable but front heavy It’s most likely that it will take a very long time to replace it) flush them and install them in their regular place, if the flush is the easiest (About 1.5-2 turns, we’re talking about the front springs) then you can’t do any work with the body (But all the rubber bands it’s necessary to cut it by half) and all shock absorbers must be installed the same, if it is washed down in the region of 3 or 4 turns, then here is KX (Short-stroke shock absorbers) and the chippers will have to be cut (as shown in the photo below), then chippers will need to be painted with a primer and apply to the paint, and put mastic on the paint, or whatever other anti-corrosion coating (thus, this place will not rot), if with this understatement large wheels or regular R13 wheels but on standard rubber will be installed, then do the following after the entire assembly of the suspension action, unscrew the wheel completely (First, in one direction, then in the other) and see where it touches the arch, you will need to bend those seats with pliers well and nothing will be touched, or roll the arch (In this case, paint it will crack in those places where you will roll the arch), the rolling is done as follows, a special device for rolling (which almost no one has) is taken and the arches are rolled, the most common variant of rolling is when an aluminum bit or handle is taken and with their help arches are being rolled out, but if everything is done correctly, then there’s still need to warm the paint with a building hairdryer so that the paint doesn’t burst and what nuances are there, for more details, see how to roll arches on cars correctly, in the video Olika at the very bottom of the article.

Video: How many turns to cut the springs

  • We figured out the front part, now about the back one, it’s easier to saw if it’s washed down a little (in the region of two turns), then you don’t need to put any KX either, everything remains on the standard shock absorber, they will also work out the shock normally, if the suspension is still back will not be comfortable, then specials are sold. fastenings for the rear shock absorbers, thanks to which the shock absorbers can be moved (so that they are slightly lower), in connection with this, the shock absorbers will move and the suspension will be comfortable, if the gash at the rear is around 4 and 5 turns, then here the tunnel will need to be digested (since the cardan will touch the body), in addition, it is necessary to put KX shock absorbers and cut the chipper in the middle and two rubber bands in each, where the springs stand to digest the tunnel, it will need to be cut, everything needs to be cut before cutting name thread, there brake pipes below the tunnel pass so stick between them, whatever the board, for example, so as not to accidentally ruin the pipes when it is cut, take new iron and weld by welding, but be careful that the metal didn’t catch fire.

If at the rear of the wheel the large ones stand and touch the arches, then the same thing as with the tunnel will have to be done, namely, cut out the arches and weld other pieces of iron, see the photo below for more details:

  • After the operations done, go to the gathering / camber and let everyone put it up there normally, this is necessary because when the car sits down, the wheel angles all change and very much.

Additional video:

Learn more about the process of underestimating the classics and rolling the arches in the video clips below and we hope that you will underestimate your classics in moderation, not very or weakly, ahead of 3 turns and behind 3.5 the best landing in our opinion and the car looks very beautiful and a lot where she can drive.

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