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 Post subject: removal of EF front coild springs yo
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:14 pm 
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hi chaps, I have a set of king springs sitting around for my EF & want to put them in. I have had a look at the Gregory's and the rear seems easy enough, but the explanation for the front has me rattled. Is it that hard and could a mere amature do it? I'm not retarded on the tools, it's just that I haven't done it before. I was going to get them put in by pedders when I got shocks, bushes etc. done by them as the stocko suspension is getting a bit rough, But I know have an alcohol interlock put in the car for 6 months and I don't have the patience to wait.. I have spring compressors. Are there any epic tutorials on this?

 

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 Post subject: Re: removal of EF front coild springs yo
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:35 pm 
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hardest part is to pop the balljoints. :lol:
rears are easy.
Much easier if you have something for popping ball joints, there a tool for it called a tuning fork, well it sure as hell just looks like an industrial version, don't ask me for a proper name.

Otherwise a few swift hits to the hub, will generally pop em, (not on the ball joint like you'd think), although, I've never quite had the nack for this, I think I just get frustrated because I see mates do it, and it just pops, as I'm always expecting first whack, and then patience f**k off, 1 thing I've just never got. :twisted:

otherwise it aint that hard, but depending what height springs you may well need lowered shocks, otherwise you'll be like me with the struts haveing less the 10mm travel, hey only an inch off bumpstops though.
f**k ride because your shocks are always being bottomed out they'll last a few months if that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: removal of EF front coild springs yo
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:56 pm 
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U don't have to remove the ball joint to put in front shocks .
Just undo the 'U' shaped bracket that connects the ball joint to the body.
Use 2x 17mm ring spanners to undo the 2 bolts. Spray the bolts in wd40 if they won't come out.
U may have to tap them out with a punch or lever with a pinch bar.

When u put them back in smear them in anti sieze and they will slip straight in.
If they foul on the spring when ur taking them out u can jack up the spring on the lower control arm to compress the spring.

Then pull towards you and the shock will drop down with that bracket hanging off the upper control arm.
To get the spring out u may need another person to lever the upper control arm down, then pull the spring out .

Sounds hard but it's easy .
I'm not sure how you'd get the spring out without removing that 'U' bracket

 

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 Post subject: Re: removal of EF front coild springs yo
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:35 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
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hardest part is to pop the balljoints. :lol:
rears are easy.
Much easier if you have something for popping ball joints, there a tool for it called a tuning fork, well it sure as hell just looks like an industrial version, don't ask me for a proper name.

Otherwise a few swift hits to the hub, will generally pop em, (not on the ball joint like you'd think), although, I've never quite had the nack for this, I think I just get frustrated because I see mates do it, and it just pops, as I'm always expecting first whack, and then patience f**k off, 1 thing I've just never got. :twisted:

otherwise it aint that hard, but depending what height springs you may well need lowered shocks, otherwise you'll be like me with the struts haveing less the 10mm travel, hey only an inch off bumpstops though.
f**k ride because your shocks are always being bottomed out they'll last a few months if that.


YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE THE BALL JOINTS TO CHANGE SPRINGS.

YOu may have to change the struts (shocks) for the front if going from standrad to lowered


That you don't, just undo the Upper control arm mounts from in the engine bay!

 

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 Post subject: Re: removal of EF front coild springs yo
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:26 pm 
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thanks for replying chaps, i'm replacing the shocks too now. cheers. :D

 

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