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Old 03-15-2006, 08:04 PM
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Front springs

Picture below shows my car after 1 full lower coil cut from front spring & using new 8mm spring pads - wheels are 16" Bellos with 205/55-16 Kuhmo tires - spring was square-cut like stock.

Car drives & rides extremely well after full frontend rebuild -

You'll need to use the factory-style front spring compressor to SAFELY remove the front springs; you can try the other, non-factory style spring compressors if you feel gutsy & have a good insurance policy...

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Old 03-16-2006, 01:37 AM
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What is the fact spring compressor looks like? Anybody has a pic or seen it?
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:24 AM
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What is the fact spring compressor looks like? Anybody has a pic or seen it?
TIA
This unit is similar to what the "factory" would use. It's aftermarket but the engineering is the same:

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Old 03-16-2006, 09:47 AM
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Doesn't cutting a coil make the car ride stiffer?

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