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Old 04-16-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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How to change front springs

I'm installing drag springs on my car and I live in a small town so I don't have acces to a spring compresser. How can I compress them without a spring compresser
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pretty much the only way...and from what i hear you really need them on '05+..in 99-04 you can rip them out by hand but i keep hearing horror stories by doing this on that body
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I'm installing drag springs on my car and I live in a small town so I don't have acces to a spring compresser. How can I compress them without a spring compresser
O'Reillys rents them or order online. Even if you get the old ones out without getting injured, you need one to install the new springs.
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Buy a spring compressor as for the rear springs the rearend needs to be lowered. After the spring change in the front a realignment Will need to be done unless you got lots of money for tires
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Buy a spring compressor as for the rear springs the rearend needs to be lowered. After the spring change in the front a realignment Will need to be done unless you got lots of money for tires
He wouldn't need a spring compressor for the rear if hr jacks up the whole car.... Just unbolt the lower rear shocks and the rear springs will drop out.... He will need Compressor for the front
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He wouldn't need a spring compressor for the rear if hr jacks up the whole car.... Just unbolt the lower rear shocks and the rear springs will drop out.... He will need Compressor for the front
Yeah I should have worded that better thats what I was getting to he also has to unbolt the rear sway bar then good to go
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Yeah I should have worded that better thats what I was getting to he also has to unbolt the rear sway bar then good to go
All good man 👍...Yea I forgot to mention that.

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I'm installing drag springs on my car and I live in a small town so I don't have acces to a spring compresser. How can I compress them without a spring compresser
Spring compressors are super cheap to buy or rent.

Additionally, using an air wrench or cordless impact wrench saves you literally HOURS. lol.

It is ridiculously easy.
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I recently helped a buddy lower his 2011 gt and the compressors wouldn't fit up in the spring area so we did it with out them. Yeah it was kinda sketch but we did it no problem
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I recently helped a buddy lower his 2011 gt and the compressors wouldn't fit up in the spring area so we did it with out them. Yeah it was kinda sketch but we did it no problem
+1 I didn't use any compressors.
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+1 I didn't use any compressors.
I didn't have any problems fitting compressors in the spring area because I removed the strut from the vehicle. Much easier despite the steps.
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