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Though not always a necessity, we recommend removing the rearend and rear suspension before getting started to clear the way for easier access. That brings us to an important consideration that also needs to be addressed before you cut: What kind of rear suspension are you going to run and how much room does it need? In some cars the springs may be the deciding factor for how far you can cut if you're not ready to relocate them, which would have been the case for our Cougar. The CorteX Racing coilover suspension gives us much more freedom to tub.