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Unread 09-02-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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Any ways to compress a spring other than spring compressors?

I only need about 2 or 3 inches. Any ideas? lol autozone is closed unfortunately

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?stand on it if you are really fat?
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Unread 09-02-2009, 08:24 PM   #3
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haha... well its the front coil springs. Im doing a 3 inch lift. got the front on jack stands and the tires off. I have the coils up inside the upper coil perch, but just not the bottom one. I need something like 2 inches im thinking
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Unread 09-02-2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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Jack one end of the axle up and put the other side in. You'll have to manhandle it but you should be able to get it in. Make sure your frame is on jack stands before you do this.
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is it in the jeep still, if it is I jacked up the axle as far as it will go until the tire comes off the ground just barely. Take a heavy duty chain and put it threw the spring and around the axle just for safety. It will compress the spring enough for what I had to do just a thought.
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Unread 09-02-2009, 08:32 PM   #6
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i know on my jeep we used three rachet straps

a bottle jack also works great to get as much droop as possible, wedge between the axle an the frame
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Unread 09-02-2009, 08:33 PM   #7
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Disconnect the track bar , that should be all you need to do.. or you can disconnect the upper control arms where they are connected to the frame, they will go in super easy. I put in 4" lift springs without any compressor at all, and it was suprisingly easy
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Disconnect the shock. Then use a big prybar and a healthy kick to pop it in.
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