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Old 05-17-2015, 04:05 PM   #1
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Lowering Spring Installation - No Spring Compressor??

So I came across this video and was wondering if anyone has ever tried jacking up the front like this to compress the spring when installing lowering springs...




Anyone have experience with this? Seems like it would save a good amount of time.
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So I came across this video and was wondering if anyone has ever tried jacking up the front like this to compress the spring when installing lowering springs...




Anyone have experience with this? Seems like it would save a good amount of time.
Why not just go rent the tool for 50 bucks? You get your money back when you return it.

Better than doing that ghetto-fabulous method :p

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Why not just go rent the tool for 50 bucks? You get your money back when you return it.

Better than doing that ghetto-fabulous method :p

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I have a spring compressor. I'm asking if anyone has experience with this.
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its possible for the car to be raised off the jack stands when using this method if you're not careful with the jack. I'm not a fan.
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I did this and it was actually a hell of a lot easier than using compressors. Had to use compressors for the back though because my dad and I couldn't drop the axle far down enough. We never figured out what caused the axle to stop dropping lol.


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I did this and it was actually a hell of a lot easier than using compressors. Had to use compressors for the back though because my dad and I couldn't drop the axle far down enough. We never figured out what caused the axle to stop dropping lol.


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Good to know, you have a v6? And did you disconnect the Sway bar links for the rear?


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you'll have to remove the lower strut nut on the axle too, as well as the sway bar mid links. At least we did.
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you'll have to remove the lower strut nut on the axle too, as well as the sway bar mid links. At least we did.
Same, just the shock bolts, and the drop links.
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Same, just the shock bolts, and the drop links.
Forr a grand total of 15 minutes :p

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Forr a grand total of 15 minutes :p

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My fiance did the entire rear by herself in 20.

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I did this and it was actually a hell of a lot easier than using compressors. Had to use compressors for the back though because my dad and I couldn't drop the axle far down enough. We never figured out what caused the axle to stop dropping lol.


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if you happend to have load on the axle that could have been your problem..
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My fiance did the entire rear by herself in 20.

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I bought an air impact gun the other day. Made spring install on a buddy's scion much easier.

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Sorry guys, yes I have a 6 and the rear sway bar was disconnected. Everything as far as I know was disconnected with no load. We even raised the axle and lowered it again about 3 times trying to find where it was getting stuck, no dice. luckily it dropped enough to get the spring compressor on there, so we just did it that way. You probably won't have the same issue, haven't heard of anyone else having that problem haha


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