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Hey guys Ive seen a lot of posts on here saying to use a spring compressor, but my mate swears i dont need one, just wondering if his right or wrong.

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Will
 

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I've done it without one, but only if fitting lowered springs. With the car on the ground, remove the top nut, the metal plate, then the nut under that. Slowly jack the car up until the spring is loose. Then remove the strut as per normal.

If you are not fitting lowered springs, you will need compressors to get the spring back on. Otherwise you can push the spring down enough to get the nut on when fitting lowered springs.
 

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Yea thank you a heap im putting in some superlows
 

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springs under tension can and will kill you if something happens and they are not contained. dont be cheap. get a pair of spring compressors for about $50 from most auto shops. very very risky not using them.
 

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I agree,very dangerous to try to remove/fit them without spring compressors,a spring has a lot of energy stored in it when its compressed onto the strut,and as mentioned,more than one person has been killed before trying to remove/fit springs without the right tools.
 

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Thanks for the head up guys might go visit my uncle then haha
 

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Bullshit. Show me some evidence where people have been killed removing springs.

The springs are retained by the car, there is absolutely no chance the spring can fly out. 40 minutes to replace both front and rear springs, start to finish.

It is actually more dangerous to use spring compressors as they can slip if you haven't got them on properly.
 

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Planning of doing it now so i should crack the main bolt first?
 

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Yep Crack the main bolt first, Jack the car up etc etc.... We hold no responsibility if you put yourself in hospital if you do hurt yourself though.
 

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okay thanks a heap so what should i be aware of going flying in the air haha?
 
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