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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:40 am 
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Just wondering if any one here has chnged there front shocks themself and whether you need a spring compressor? EF.
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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:54 am 
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Yes you do. You can pick them up for around $20 from super cheap or autobarn.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:44 am 
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Yeah, spring compressor, But if you change down to low springs, you won't need one . .. (to install the new spring) .. but removing the oil spring, you MUST use one .

Otherwise You will get the end nut from the shock flying 200mtrs away .
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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:25 pm 
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just wire it up while the car is still on the ground with some fencing wire! :D

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:40 pm 
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or some sticky tape :lol:


well, maybe half a roll of gaffa tape..

*note the above procedure is completly untested, users discresion is highly advised and i take no responsibility for the outcome or possible injuries*

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:20 pm 
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Cable ties guys.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Much easier to thread through compressed coils.. :shock: No no no.

A set of compressors is the way, I've seen wire slide on the coils jamming fingers (ouch). Not me BTW.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:36 pm 
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MRE-40L will change ur front springs without a compressor :D Generally while he's doing this I move around to the front of the house for shelter.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:56 pm 
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Need to use them.

I also had to use them to put my super lows in tho.. well I thought I needed them, I know i definetly used them.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:30 am 
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Waggin wrote:
MRE-40L will change ur front springs without a compressor :D Generally while he's doing this I move around to the front of the house for shelter.

coz your a soft nancy boy? :D

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:31 am 
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The car is a good spring compressor, undo the nut while the car is still on ground. Easy.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:50 am 
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use them, better to be safe then sorry

the springs have a lot of energy when loaded up

 

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