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Another key to good handling is a low center of gravity, meaning a low roll center. Adjusting the ride height and rake on your car with a standard configuration suspension requires changing the physical spring for one of a different rating. Even with new springs you may find that your front end is too high. You can make final adjustments before alignment by trimming the free height of your coil springs, as shown here. We'd recommend cutting no more than 1/2 a coil at a time to make sure you don't go too far in your final lowering adjustments, just note that this can cause the spring to ride stiff and is generally not recommended for variable-rate springs-when in doubt order a different spring.