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Unread 07-29-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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Spring Compressors

Hey guys! I'm getting ready to install my 2.5" Rock Krawler lift, and I want to make it easy on myself by getting some spring compressors. I looked on Amazon but it seems everything I found is meant for Macpherson strut assemblies. Will that type work on plain old JK springs? Or is there a particular spring compressor y'all would recommend?

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Unread 07-29-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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No need for a spring compressor. When the axle drops the springs just fall out.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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No real need for compressors. With everything disconnected the axle will drop far enough to get the springs in with minimal busted knuckles and cussing.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 03:05 PM   #4
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Spring compressor = injuries. But to answer your question IMO that doesn't look like it will work
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Unread 07-29-2013, 03:16 PM   #5
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Alright, sounds good to me. I've never found it hard to get springs off... it's getting the new ones on that is difficult. But I hadn't considered the fact that replacing the lower control arms will give me just that much more droop to work with.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 05:44 PM   #6
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Use a second floor jack one on each end of the axle. When installing the first spring jack one side enough to seat it, then that gives you room to install the other side. Getting the Jeep high up on jack stands helps so the axle can reach the floor. Disconnect the front driveline at the axle and keep an eye on your brakelines. Install the drop brackets or longer lines first to give yourself some extra drop.
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Already been said, but just to reiterate - spring compressors are scary bastards, and not necessary for a 2.5" suspension. Remove the 10mm bolt that holds the brake line to the frame rail and you'll have plenty of slack.

4" springs can get to be a pain, but still don't need compressors, just a big pry bar.
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