I have arrived at what I think will be an ideal stance for the bike and have determined to acheive what I am looking for I will have to cut the forks. My questions is to those who have done the same, the forks I have are 4" over stock what I want is 4" under stock. The questions are, can I just cut this down 8" or am I better off cutting a stock set down 4" is there any difference? I assume I will need to cut the internal springs by the same amount, how will this impact the overall fork operation, this is going to leave only 2" or so of travel. This will leave about 2" ground clearance at the rear of the hard tail and 3" at the front of the frame will this be enough for normal riding?