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Old 06-01-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Install own springs?

How hard is it to install your own lowering springs?
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If you have a friend help its not that bad...unless you don't have air tools!!
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An extra set of hands air tools, and a spring compressor youll need.
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Just pulled the trigger on the S&R Sport Springs. Excited, but worried about install. How hard is it? Even with two people..
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I did it myself in about 3 hours including new springs, track bar (panhard bar) and relocation brackets for lcas. Rent a spring compressor if you don't have one. do one end of the car at a time and it's simple. I have every type of air tool imaginable, it does help to have them. On the level of how difficult it is on a scale of 1 to 10 I would have to say about a 3 only because some things are a pain by yourself lol.
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I did it myself in about 3 hours including new springs, track bar (panhard bar) and relocation brackets for lcas. Rent a spring compressor if you don't have one. do one end of the car at a time and it's simple. I have every type of air tool imaginable, it does help to have them. On the level of how difficult it is on a scale of 1 to 10 I would have to say about a 3 only because some things are a pain by yourself lol.
So with the rear springs. They sit on top of the axle so how do I go about doing that. Is there a DIY floating around here on the forums I could look at or am I going to have to do my research?
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So with the rear springs. They sit on top of the axle so how do I go about doing that. Is there a DIY floating around here on the forums I could look at or am I going to have to do my research?
I'm not sure about a dyi on it, but you'll need to loosen the struts, rear sway bar and I had the lcas off then too since I replaced them. I used the floor jack to keep the rear end up while doing all this, then lowered it and rocked/leaned it to one side to get the springs out. Same thing putting the new springs back in.
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I'm not sure about a dyi on it, but you'll need to loosen the struts, rear sway bar and I had the lcas off then too since I replaced them. I used the floor jack to keep the rear end up while doing all this, then lowered it and rocked/leaned it to one side to get the springs out. Same thing putting the new springs back in.
Wish me luck haha I may just have a shop do it depending on how much they charge.
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Wish me luck haha I may just have a shop do it depending on how much they charge.
I'm sure you'll be fine doing the work yourself. As these guys said, make sure you have a friend and the correct air tools. From there, you can even follow an installation guide on our AM site!

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Skip the spring compressor,you won't need it. It's pretty simple. Just take your time and use the extra hands from a friend.

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Skip the spring compressor,you won't need it. It's pretty simple. Just take your time and use the extra hands from a friend.

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That's a interesting read, but still could be tricky...

Anybody get any price quotes from local shops on the install of springs? What's average you think?
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That's a interesting read, but still could be tricky...

Anybody get any price quotes from local shops on the install of springs? What's average you think?
I'm getting a quote tomorrow for mine
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spring compressor and a friend
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Did mine by myself with hand tools and no spring compressor.... I don't recommend doing this, I have done this a few times so I knew what I was getting into. Hardest part was getting the strut tower nut back on without a spring compressor.

Start at the front then do the back. Get some good step by step instructions and this will be cake.
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Here's a video on it, if you are more of a visuals type of person

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Here's a video on it, if you are more of a visuals type of person

Thanks man!! I watched it, seems fairly simple.
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No prob, most of their videos make everything seem easy haha
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No prob, most of their videos make everything seem easy haha
Hopefully it is. I get the springs tomorrow and I'm installing Wednesday morning. I'm in the military and on base they have a full service shop where you can rent out lifts and any tools you need. So hopefully this won't be too bad.
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Installed the springs, it was surprisingly very easy. Had my friend help me. We didn't even have to mess with the brakes like the video showed. Thanks to everyone who gave advice, ill post some pics later.
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Make friend with a local mechanic, it'll be very beneficial. Mine charges me $200 for the whole thing. He just happens to build his own mustang race car.
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Thanks man!! I watched it, seems fairly simple.
I was going to pay to have this done but it looks simple to me.
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I was going to pay to have this done but it looks simple to me.
It is really simple. I wouldn't pay to have it done just watch that video and for some reason they take of the brakes in the video. Skip that part you don't need to. And you'll be good to go!
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It is really simple. I wouldn't pay to have it done just watch that video and for some reason they take of the brakes in the video. Skip that part you don't need to. And you'll be good to go!
Yea I did watch it, but it'll be over a week before I have another day off :/
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Yea I did watch it, but it'll be over a week before I have another day off :/
Too bad your not close if help you do it!!
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Make sure you have a spring compressor. I did all of mine in about 2 hours or so with hand tools.
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Too bad your not close if help you do it!!
Lol there aren't many ppl like you guys around here lol

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Make sure you have a spring compressor. I did all of mine in about 2 hours or so with hand tools.
Yea I have a couple local auto parts stores that should loan them
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[QUOTE="Black on Black;1689106"]

Lol there aren't many ppl like you guys around here lol

I hear that brother. No one around me likes working on cars as much as I do.
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