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Old 19-Jul-2002, 12:56 AM
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Seeking help on installing H&R springs

is there anyone experienced with lowering a car? I saw a article describing how to lower a car with springs and it seems really easy to do. Can anyone give me some assistance?
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Old 19-Jul-2002, 01:15 AM
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by the way, they are the race springs. this is the site a got the info from:
http://students.washington.edu/markpaco/springs.html
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Old 19-Jul-2002, 05:19 AM
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You gotta spring compressor...

Or are you gonna fire em into a garbage can with towels..

Risking life and limb...
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Old 19-Jul-2002, 08:42 AM
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Originally posted by 94EG6HB
You gotta spring compressor...

Or are you gonna fire em into a garbage can with towels..

Risking life and limb...
That's right. I heard of some guy trying to install his own springs, but ended up killing himself cuz the spring shot right at his body or something like that.
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Old 19-Jul-2002, 12:30 PM
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You can rent a spring compressor at Parts Source for sure, I think Crappy tire also rents them out but not 100% sure on them.

A compressor is a must!
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Old 19-Jul-2002, 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by jaysi
You can rent a spring compressor at Parts Source for sure, I think Crappy tire also rents them out but not 100% sure on them.

A compressor is a must!
Yup, Crappy Tire rents them out as well.
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Old 19-Jul-2002, 02:39 PM
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Crappy tire has them for free.....but trust me it sucks...HEAVY MANUAL LABOUR....even the ones you rent from stevenson's rent-all this require muscle. It will take you about 2 hours to do the first, 1.5 hours for the second and about 45 minutes for the last two(now that you have learned what to do.
This can be longer if the springs & shocks have been on the car for some time.....years of corrosion and rust can make it dam near killer.
I think there was a guy that posted on the board a shop that does it for $150....but the choice is yours.
If you do go this way plan a day of work (and three days of crapping arm muscles) and be sure to have the car properly jacked and secure. Remember to RTFM on the spring compressor manual and don't rush.
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RTFM...

Isn't that a computer term????

Used frequently....
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Old 20-Jul-2002, 12:44 AM
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thanks alot you guys. i know the dangers of installing the springs myself, but i know that it can also be safe if done right. SO thats why i am seeking help on installing the springs so i can save myself some $$$. Please....i hope someone can give me a hand for installing the springs.
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Old 21-Jul-2002, 02:05 PM
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so is there anyone familiar with installing the springs???
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Old 21-Jul-2002, 04:11 PM
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My suggestion is if you don't know how to do it.... bring it to a shop and have professionals do it for you.

Not worth risking your own life doing something you're not sure how to do.
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Old 22-Jul-2002, 01:12 AM
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ok........thanks thomas. ....i think i've decided to waste the money and get it done by the pros. so do you know any place that can do it for cheap?
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Scott's work is *very* reasonable and excellent. Did my springs for a song and in about 60 minutes.

He does lots of work for Club Si members, from springs to complete engine swaps. After a degree and applying to law school, I guess mechanic stuff is easy for him.

He's doing my shox this week. I'm very picky.

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