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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:32 am 
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just wondering how hard it is to replace the front and rear springs on an ef falcon. is it worth doing yourself or getting someone else to do it?

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:40 am 
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you'll need spring compressors for the front! can be very hazardous, they have alot of stored energy..

as for doing it yourself, never done it so cant comment there

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:57 am 
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piss easy!

yer spring comrpessors for front easy as to use
place both spring compressors on the spring and wind them up evenly undo the top hat/retainer and SLOWLY undo the comporessors



rears u drop the shockie out then the spring will come out!

took me 3.5hrs to do my car then again i did not what i was doing

if u are unsure get the fronts done by a pro and do the rears yourself

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:59 am 
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well i just finished doing the front and rear springs in my EB, it not that hard really, the rears are a piece of piss no troubles there, but the fronts are a bit more of a f**k around but generally quite easy as well, just a bit more effort.

get your self some spring compressors, you will need them for the front, not so much the back but defiently need then for the front! also go and get one of those DIY books, there pretty helpful as well.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:52 pm 
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If you've got some tools and are willing to give it a go, it shouldn't be a problem doing the fronts.

I did them myself for the first time and encountered no problems.

Here is my attempt at a shock/spring change for the front, but someone might want to go over it before you follow it: http://home.swiftdsl.com.au/~falcon/tut ... Shocks.pdf
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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:45 pm 
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Its easier to replace the sway bar when the car is sitting level as it wont be twisted out the way.... And also, never reuse a split pin. Theyre as cheap as chips, so just replace them.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:04 pm 
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I did mine without spring compressors 8-)
The car made a good spring compressor I thought. :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:11 pm 
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Easy as pie.
Give it a bash, you'll learn a new skill!
Fronts were a bit fiddly, and the rears were easy as piss, cause I was switching diffs at the same time!

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:42 pm 
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voxace wrote:
I did mine without spring compressors 8-)
The car made a good spring compressor I thought. :wink:


LOL cheater and dangerous :)

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:59 pm 
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Not really. Nothing flew anywhere, no-one got hurt.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:02 pm 
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thank guys, had the front springs fitted and i am going to attempt the rears tommorow being my day off, wish me luck :? :?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:07 pm 
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Bah, don't worry, piece of piss...
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Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:23 pm 
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the rear is simple, it took me under 1hr to do both rear springs/shocks.
It's the front that takes some time.

 

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