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Old 06-28-2000, 09:38 PM
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Is it possible to replace the bushings on the the mercedes rear spring arm by maintaining weight on the car and placing a scissors jack under the spring arm, then uncoupling the bolt thru the bushing...then lowering the arm slowly about 1.5 inches... yes or no?
Many thanks. If not.. best way?
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Old 06-28-2000, 10:15 PM
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Always use a spring compressor when dealing with springs. They are powerful and can suprise you if you don't get things quite right. This is not a place to cut corners. Be safe.

Jeff Lawrence
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Old 06-30-2000, 11:42 AM
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Here's an excerpt from the "Safety Procedure Bulletin" that came with my H&R springs:

"The removal and installation of suspension springs can be very hazardous. Springs under compression have a tremendous amount of stored energy that when handled improperly can be released abruptly damaging people and property . . ."

They also recommend having their products installed by qualified licensed mechanics.

Just food for thought.

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