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Old 05-23-2010, 10:05 PM
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did you unhook the shocks and swaybar and calipers , after i did that the rear end dropped far enough that i just grabbed the spring and pulled it out. On the front i took off the caliper, unhooked the swaybar and unbolted the strut on the bottom and then the top and pulled it out and swapped springs.
Turned out to be easier than i expected. I was gonna buy a spring compressor but the eibach instructions didnt mention needing to use one so i tried it with out.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:29 PM
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what do the calipers have to do with anything..i was talking about the fronts..the rear was only 4 bolts..the front after you remove the coil assembly you need a spring compressor to take it apart.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:34 PM
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on the front i unhooked the swaybar, took off the caliper cause when it drops down the hoses got real tight, then unbolted the two bolts from the bottom of the strut, whick allowed the suspension arm to drop all the way down, then took the nut off the top and pulled the whole strut out, slid the spring off the top and put the new one on and put it back together.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:21 PM
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man I dont know how your car was..but when I had the assembly out and used my compressor and removed it..the spring when it was taken apart was about a good 3" longer then when it was all together..So on mine the amount of load on it with that much compression would have let off a massive amount of power. I dont know if somehow yours had shorter springs on it from the factory or what.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:43 AM
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I've never heard of anyone changing the front springs without using a compressor. The front springs are heavily compressed and removing the nuts off the top should result in the spring suddenly uncompressing and potentially shooting up and off the strut...
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:38 PM
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Hey guys,

I was wondering if a set of shocks and struts are NEEDED when you install a set of the Steeda Sport Springs, part #555-8216. I use my car as a daily driver only. No racing or anything like that. What are your thoughts? I appreciate any and all input!

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Old 05-24-2010, 04:41 PM
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I must be missing something, or just plain having a brain fart.
I dropped the swaybar in the front both sides.
I then unhooked the caliper so the lines wouldnt pull tight.
no the front arm is down as far as it can go with the strut still
bolted to it.
i removed the big nut on the top of the strut.
I then removed the top bolt of the bottom two that connect the strut to the
spindle.
Then the spring uncompressed a little as the top of the spindle tilted outward piviting on the other bolt (bottom bolt) that holds the strut to the spindle,
then i removed the bottom bolt,
the strut pulled down and out, i grabbed the spring, pulled it off, slid the new spring on and put it back together.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:49 PM
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you must have got lucky or something...Cause the amount of pressure on these things I am surprised it didnt come blasting out like a rocket and severely injuring you..The only car I ever head not using a compressor was a 2010 Camaro SS...I did the kit on my buddies and the instructions said compressor not needed..I was really nervous undoing the first coil assembly..but once the nut was loose it made a small pop like opening a roll of biscuits..LOL I was shocked as they were under no load.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:33 AM
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Looks great!! I really need to get my drop springs installed soon.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:32 PM
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car looks great!
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