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post #1 of 13 Old 03-07-2013, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Currie 4in spring question

I ordered some 4in springs and control arms from Savvy to replace my RC lift. My question is have any of yall had any trouble getting the springs in with bump stops in place? I want to figure out if I need to get a spring compressor. Thanks

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-07-2013, 02:17 PM
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Make your life simpler, get a strut compressor.

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post #3 of 13 Old 03-07-2013, 02:17 PM
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Good luck getting them in without a spring compressor. Those suckers are super long unsprung haha
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Thanks guys. I got the others in fine without one but I was thinking the Curries are longer.
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post #5 of 13 Old 03-07-2013, 02:51 PM
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With my RE 4" springs (shorter than Currie's) I had to use a strut compressor with the axle at full droop. I also had to remove the bump stops in order to slide the spring out. You can rent a strut compressor at Autozone for free after you return them.
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I'll pick up one on the tool truck tomorrow. I've always got by without one but I'll go ahead and buy one for future use.
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Make sure you get strut compressors that go on the outside of the springs.

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post #8 of 13 Old 03-07-2013, 06:02 PM
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Go rent one at Autozone. You put a deposit down and get it back when you are done.

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post #9 of 13 Old 03-07-2013, 06:32 PM
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I used ratchet straps when I put my rear springs in. I don't suggest doing that lol. Very scary

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post #10 of 13 Old 03-07-2013, 07:01 PM
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I put the Currie 4" lift on my LJ and I could get the springs in one side without the compressor, but I needed it for the other.

You'll love the springs....really nice ride.

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how do you guys like the ride? i swapped my shocks recently to bilstein5100 and it was a huge difference but i think it could be better, how much of a difference do you all think currie springs would make for me?
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post #12 of 13 Old 03-07-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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I hope they're as good as I keep hearing about. But to be honest I'll just be glad to get the RC stuff out of there. Horrible ride
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post #13 of 13 Old 03-07-2013, 07:25 PM
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I have the Currie 4" lift and the Bilststein 5100 and it rides great. Much nicer than my BDS lift did.

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