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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:16 pm 
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i got a cheap set from autobarn a couple of years back. they cost me $20. i've changed plenty of springs and they've paid for themselves.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:37 am 
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I've never played around with suspension, springs and shocks. The hardest thing I've ever done on my EF is replacing the manifold gasket.
With compressors and front ramps, how hard would it be for me to put in shocks and springs front and rear. How long do I give myself to complete the job?
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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:10 am 
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the back is simple, the front will take you longer. give yourself most of the day, as it's your first time, unless you've got an extra set of hands.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:35 pm 
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It's pretty straight forward.. just time consuming. I recommend getting a friend to help you... or organising a fordmods event to do it like we did for my car over here hehehe
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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:11 pm 
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i have some you could borrow! also if you are replacing springs and shocks/struts, you don't need spring compressors. don't undo the nut on top of the strut, just the three outer ones connecting it to the tower. pull it out as a unit. because the new springs are lowered you should be able to bolt them up with the new struts without compressing them. rears will have most of the pressure off them by the time you jack up the body.

it is possible without but i do have a set here if you want. takes me about 1/2 hour a side on the front and bit quicker on the rears.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:23 pm 
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Hey guys great news..all done it took all day but thats because we were trying to do it without removing the ball joint.. otherwise all went awsome..

ill have to take the progress pics off my phone 2morrow but ill post a side on pic i took today on the digital...rear mudflaps need chopping down :)

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Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:42 pm 
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Yeah thats much better :) Good work.
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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:44 am 
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