I see a lot of people are cutting their springs. Is the higher ride height really an issue where I am going to want to also cut the spring down?
I just don't know why if these springs were custom made they didn't have the sized properly so you would not need to cut them down like a lot of people are doing.
Does anyone know if the matiz springs are flattened at the bottom?
There is no need to cut the springs. They fit right in place and due mostly to the increased spring rate the rear of the car is raised about 3/4 of and inch to one inch.
I don't know what you mean a lot of people are cutting them down? Of all the springs I have sold I know of about 5 pair that have cut a 1/4 of a coil so not to see an increase in height, however, enjoy the added spring rate and not bottom out as often.
I'm not sure what you are asking if the springs are flattened out on the bottom?
The springs are flat on the top where it sits against the frame rail.
The bottom of the springs have a bit of a tail that is somewhat like a corkscrew. This tail has to fit in to the axle beam and fits right in.
My opinion on cutting or not is:
Install the springs the way they are made and try them. If you really don't like the ride height take them back out and cut off no more than a 1/4 of a coil from the bottom and try them again.
To install the springs it requires lifting the back of the car so there is no weight on the back of the car, unbolting the rear suspension bumpers, and the lower shock bolts. You may need to use a jack from side to side to take the pressure off the shock bolts. It's only 4 fasteners and they are all 14mm. Pull out the old springs, change over the rubber upper doughnuts and the plastic lower sleeves and bolt them back in.