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How hard is it to install springs?

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i done my old vt pretty much the same as vy isnt hard, little bit time consuming
doing my sv8 soon
 

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Didn't do it myself on the VY, but the rears are pretty easy. The fronts are a mission unless you know what you're doing and have spring compressors. Also very dangerous to change the fronts. See this thread:

http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/showthread.php?t=37458

Oh yeah, the Kings vs Pedders thing has been talked about on a few threads before. The general concensus was that Pedders are the way to go if you still want a bit of ride quality. I can vouch for that. I got mine lowered 1.5" (from FE2) all round with Pedders and she sits nice without compromising too much ride quality...
 

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Here's an idea... buy the springs (ebay??).

Fit the fronts in yourself and go to pedders (or another serv centre) and get them to put in the rears??

Wonder how much they'd charge for this??
 

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Vanna said:
Here's an idea... buy the springs (ebay??).

Fit the fronts in yourself and go to pedders (or another serv centre) and get them to put in the rears??

Wonder how much they'd charge for this??
Ummm, don't you mean the other way around? :confused:

It's the fronts that are hard to replace yourself...
 

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Ummm, don't you mean the other way around? :confused:

It's the fronts that are hard to replace yourself...
I am also looking to replace the springs... What exactly is hard about it?
If you have the right tools, is it then easy?
I'll be doing this in a fully kitted workshop with hoists etc.
 

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in a fully kitted workshop its a piece of cake. I replaced the struts in the VS which is basically the same job as the springs have to come out to do it, and did it all on my driveway... Just watch those springs when you compress them, they can still jump out ..
 

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Whoa old thread, forgot i'd even asked, lol.
Since this merry old thread i've done heaps and as mentioned, is very straight forward. Spring compressors are a must, taking your time is also ;)
Stick by that and you'll be fine.
 
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