I was going to get the tokico lowered springs from MSA tn the US online but with crappy exchange rate right now and not wanting to wait for them, I thought I would experiment with taking off coils. Hearing all of those mixed messages, I thought I would try it out myself. Hey, worst case scenario I stuff-up the springs and then have to replace them which is what I would have to have done anyway, so nothing to lose.
I took 1.5 coils from front springs and 1 coil from rear springs with cutting disc on grinder, keeping spring cool with wet rags and cutting only a bit at the time. I took more off from the front than rear because there was always more gap at front (you can see from pics before) and car appeared to be squatting.
Now I can barely squeeze a finger between tyre and guard all around. Drives fine. Haven't noticed any bumpsteer as yet.
1974 Datsun 260Z