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Old 01-09-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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coil spring compressor needed to install eibach springs?

I am installing eibach pro kit springs on my 2011 gt this weekend, and I was planning on getting a spring compressor, but I watched an install video that showed it being done without it, has anyone here done it without? Im sure once I get into the project it will become clear, but I don't want to get the car apart and find out I do need it, any advice would be helpful, thanks
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Some use a jack to jack up the strut and remove the strut nut then slowly lowering. I however, have always used spring compressors to remove the springs. I also wear safety glasses and earplugs when using air tools. Im in the safety field so I'm a bit of a safety nut.
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Yes all you do is put the car on jack stands then put the jack under a-arm jack the jack up loosen the bolt and let jack down slowly. When installing just reverse steps. But I would place jack where you can operate without standing right in front of strut and spring.
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or just rent em at autozone and get your money back when you return them.
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Make sure you go very slow if you do go that route, as it can be very dangerous if done incorrectly. IMO, especially if this is your first time, get the spring compressor. As mentioned above, you can rent them from autozone for $45 and get 100% of your money back when you return it.

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well I did it today, I bought a compressor from harbor freight for 15.00, and it worked great. I think that if you take the strut/spring off as a unit then you have to use it, I didn't try lowering the control arm with the strut nut already off but I guess that's how you could do it without. My advice having done it, use the compressor, I actually needed to use the compressor to get the lowering springs back on also, so its good I had it. Thanks for the help guys
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Rent the compressor for peace of mind if nothing else. I've seen some major damage done to cars and people when their springs came flying out by mistake.
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