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installing rear lowerings springs and struts

This is a discussion on installing rear lowerings springs and struts within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; i have a prokit and revalved bilsteins that i want to install and i have a question about the rear ...

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    installing FRONT lowerings springs and struts

    i have a prokit and revalved bilsteins that i want to install and i have a question about the rear spring removal.
    i have already figued out the front and im stuck on the "easy" part...
    on ls1howto.com it says that when i lift up the car by the frame the rear end will just drop and the springs will be loose.
    i tried removing the springs while the rearend was dropped with the car sitting on jackstands but they didnt come out??
    what is the proper way of removing the rear springs?
    thanks for any help
    Last edited by adham; 08-03-2007 at 02:03 PM.

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    did you unbolt the shocks?

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    I had my shocks, LCA's, and panhard unbolted and the rear can them drop low enough for the springs to just fall out.

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    got it!
    thanks for the help

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    i used a pry bar and just put enough pressure on them so they came out. slapping the pro-kit in there was a lot easier! i know if i ever put the stock springs back in, i'll have to do some unbolting to get them back in there.

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    the prokit for our cars is supposed to be model number: 3870.140 right?
    thats what it says on the box but on the springs it says 3870.001(front) and 3870.002(rear)
    are these the correct springs?
    i bought them new off of ebay...

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    the numbers are on tags, right?

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    the number 3870.140 is on the box and the other numbers r printed on the springs

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    I have the same kit, just waiting on new struts.
    but my box says 3870.240.
    Front springs. 3870.101
    Rear springs. 3870.102

    Have no clue lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A36 View Post
    I have the same kit, just waiting on new struts.
    but my box says 3870.240.
    Front springs. 3870.101
    Rear springs. 3870.102

    Have no clue lol
    not exactly what u want to hear but im sure the 3870.240 is for the V6

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    dont need to unbolt anything.just did my last night....lift the rear by the pumpkin..with a piece of wood on your jack of course...lift it high enoiugh to get jack stands underneith both sides of the car just in front of your rear tires.....in front of..hum..whats that piece called....lower control arm i belive? right in front of it put stands on both sides....then let your jack down completely ......take your wheels off and u should be able to wiggle your springs with a lil force...get a screwdriver and put it under the spring...lift it enough to put it on top of the pearch that the spring sits in the middle of....then just push it off to the side...your done..its out...take the rubber piece thats on top of that spring..put it on your new spring and put it back in likle the old one came out..this should be even easier as its prolly an inch or so shorter....enjoy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyjnjz View Post
    dont need to unbolt anything.just did my last night....lift the rear by the pumpkin..with a piece of wood on your jack of course...lift it high enoiugh to get jack stands underneith both sides of the car just in front of your rear tires.....in front of..hum..whats that piece called....lower control arm i belive? right in front of it put stands on both sides....then let your jack down completely ......take your wheels off and u should be able to wiggle your springs with a lil force...get a screwdriver and put it under the spring...lift it enough to put it on top of the pearch that the spring sits in the middle of....then just push it off to the side...your done..its out...take the rubber piece thats on top of that spring..put it on your new spring and put it back in likle the old one came out..this should be even easier as its prolly an inch or so shorter....enjoy!!!!
    thats a good easy way to do just the springs
    i did struts with mine so i had to unbolt everything

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    yeah i didnt get the springs for a few weeks after my konis...so i put the konis in first ..the rears anyways.just did the fronts today....took about 2 hrs and 45 mins...its a decent job..the rears are cake though...bout as difficult as changin your oil..lol

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    How do you know?

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    how do i know what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A36 View Post
    How do you know?
    google 3870.240 and click on whatever link and it'll say for V6 camaro etc...
    i know because i tried to made sure i didnt get the wrong ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by adham View Post
    not exactly what u want to hear but im sure the 3870.240 is for the V6
    Haha sorry, i ment how do you know to this.



    And i just read the auction and....####! lol






    Looks like they are going up for sale tonight Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A36 View Post
    Haha sorry, i ment how do you know to this.



    And i just read the auction and....####! lol






    Looks like they are going up for sale tonight Anyone?
    lol sorry man

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    installing FRONT lowerings springs and struts

    does anyone know how i can get the stock springs off the front struts?
    its rusted and falling apart and i need the rubber top part to put on the new shocks....
    i took them to many shops and they said they it was too rusted for them to do anything.
    has anyone experienced this?
    i really dont want to spend $85 a piece to buy new top rubber mounts or whatever theyre called.
    thanks
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    wd40 and an impact wrench?? i don't know, mine weren't rusted on. if you can't get it apart, you could always to go ebay and buy a used set of front strut's with the strut mounts on them... it'd probably be about $60 or so. just probably check and make sure they're not rusted like yours.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-02...spagenameZWDVW

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