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Getting rear springs off the perch...

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    Getting rear springs off the perch...

    So I am in the process of replacing my axles, bearings, LCA relocation backets, LCA's and adjustable PHB and I can't get the springs to just "come off their perch" as others have said. I have the car supported from the frame and there is still pressure holding them in. Any suggestions? I could pry a pry bar under them enough to probably get them off, but also don't want to lose a finger, hand or face. Any suggestions?

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    Did you drop the shocks?

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    disconnected

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    Hmm. Should come right out then. Panhard bar still connected? Anything hanging up and not letting the rear srop all the way? Try pulling down on it, maybe one side at a time. If your suspension components are tight the rear may not drop down as easily.

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    The PHB is still connected and the LCA's are disconnected as well. I'll give it a good tug and see if it comes down. If not I have some spring compressors I can squeeze them down enough to get them out I guess.

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    Grab the top of the spring and hang from it to compress it a little. As long as you're not 300-400lbs, you won't pull the car off the lift.

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    Once the shocks are disconnected, and the panhard bar is disconnected, my springs fall out and hit the floor
    No need to disconnect the lower control arms.

    As a matter of fact, I have to support the rearend to keep from stretching the brake lines. Sounds like you have something bound up somewhere.

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    I just pushed up really hard on mine with one arm and used the other to pull it out.
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    Used a pry bar to pop them off the perch. The exhaust was catching up the suspension. Nothing I could do at that point. Got the new ones in tonight along with the LCA relocation brackets and adjustable PHB. Now just waiting for Moser to send me the flanges for the reluctor rings to go on the new axles. 3rd times a charm I guess...

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    I always have crappy luck when I order stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I always have crappy luck when I order stuff.
    The first order FedEx mangled the box and I ended up with 1 of 2 of the axles with no hardware. The 2nd order they send out was missing the hardware (studs & c-clips) and was missing the flange's for the reluctor rings to be pressed onto... After calling Summit for the 3rd time they called Moser and got it figured out and mailed out directly to me. A weekend project just turned into two weeks of shipping parts...

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