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Old 07-24-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Lowering spring install

Hey everyone been gone for a little bit but have been working on the stang a lot. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips or tricks for getting the lowering springs in the car. I have everything out right now just need to start putting the new parts in. Any help will be appreciated.
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Lowering spring install

Buy the maximum motor sports fox front spring install tool. Works great if you have a foxbody that is idk about sn95


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Old 07-25-2014, 12:38 AM   #3
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I have seen those before but I have a 94 and they say you don't need that.
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If you don't need that tool it really shouldn't need much else jack the car on jack stands use a jack to compress the control arms enough to allow you to disconnect the strut bolts at the spindle, unbolt and release the tie rod from spindle .slowly lower the jack and the spring should pop out.


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All I did on the fox was rented a spring compressor off O'Reillys. Returned it and got my money back. No need to spend on spring compressors

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Yea I got everything disconnected and old spring is out of the car and I did rent the tool. I'm just wondering about putting the lowering spring back in the car??
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From what I remember I didn't need the spring compressors to install them. You are just using the compressor for safety during removal. But installing them you just have to make sure the spring sits centered on the perches while you tighten everything back up and slowly put each side back on the floor

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Go to YouTube there's a few videos that will show you,


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Thanks guys I will look into it just need to find a couple sets of hands to help out
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Thanks guys I will look into it just need to find a couple sets of hands to help out
Hey bud I know you're from mass as I am too.. I have a guy who install stuff for really cheap really nice guy hit me up if your interested just I'm case you can't figure out the install but goodluck though. I'll be seeing him tomorrow to install my x pipe. Just don't wanna experience the headache of installing as I did when I installed my headers.
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So I tried again today to get the springs in and no luck they don't fit. I pull the control arm down like I see in the videos and they don't wanna go in. Some one please help me. I have upr springs by eibach.
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Did you compress the springs?

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Yea I have been trying but can't think of a way to use my compressor and get it in there. The compressor in in the way
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Mustangs take a special compressor that goes Up the center of the spring. It has discs and a threaded rod that compress the spring. I found mine on ebay I think. It was made by otc and it was under $150 I think. I watched the videos too and it didnt work for me either and it wasn't really safe.

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Lowering the control arm and jacking it back up didnt work for me and is kinda dangerous. The spring compressor worked great.

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