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Feb 14, 10:48am - #103243 
spring compressor question

has anyone installed their own springs and used a spring compressor? is it as risky as tehy say, and do you think anyone can use one with the proper instructions? thx


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Feb 14, 11:53am - #103244 
yo... its sooo easy. it just takes a while because you gotta do it four times.

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Feb 14, 1:44pm - #103245 
sweet.. thx rice


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Feb 14, 8:25pm - #103246 
its not all that hard...just follow the instructions and you'll be compressing springs like a pro thumbsup

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Feb 14, 9:37pm - #103247 
it's a walk in the park. If you were asking about adjusting your valves, i would advise you to think twice, but I did my own spring install, and had no problems (once i got the rear struts off spineyes)

Go for it, just take your time... and it never hurts to enlist the help of a friend who's done it before.


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Feb 15, 9:33pm - #103248 
Yeah, I did my own springs/struts on my last car. You NEED a spring compressor, and they're self-explanatory. Very easy. thumbsup

They aren't dangerous. NOT using one is dangerous (e.g. some people use a jack and the spring could slip out under intense pressure) eek


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