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Old 05-18-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Lift kit install

So I was wondering before I start this lift. Is it better to use a spring compressor, or can it be done without?
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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I've done it both ways.. The spring compressors work really good as long as you have a 1/2" air wrench.. Without air they are a real pita to crank down, and it is somehow easier to put the new springs in without them..

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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I didn't have to use one on the rear coils but definitely had to compress the fronts! But it was a easy process.
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The fronts are easy to do without a compressor as well. Once the shocks and sway bar links are disconnected, jack one end of the axle up, and the other end will drop enough to get the spring in....you may have to pry the last little bit, or kick it in, but it isn't hard.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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Ok thanks y'all.

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