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    Senior Member clg82's Avatar
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    How to install springs?.....

    Hey everyone i am going to install some lowering springs, and want to know what the easy way to do it is? Should i just skip the hastle and pay someone to do it or is it pretty easy? Also will i need to get the car alligned after it is done......and what special tools will i need......thanks for the help ahead of time~Chris

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    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
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    Spring compressor for the front. These two will take the longest by far.
    The rears are cake. 10 minutes or so for those two.

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    As said the rear is easy but the front`s Ooo man they can be tough , more so if the car has seen moisture or salt ect . On mine my upper strut mounts were rusted but a mechanic friend and I were lucky enough to have saved them , it may be far less of a headache to pay someone else to do it .

    As for an alignment YES ! after mine was lowerd the toe was out a little and I had just had a alignment done a couple of months ago . Don`t forget to buy an ajustable Pan-Hard Rod !! ( I bought a UMI on car one, a verry nice piece ! ) A must If not the rear can seem sqweemish afterwerds , It happend to me I drove it for a couple of days like this and you do not want that feeling belive me at full throttle it`s scarry . Also my rear was totally off center after the install , Hope this helps .
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