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#1 (permalink) Old 12-29-2003, 11:38 AM
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hi

just wondering if anyone ever replaced their oem springs with a lower height set? how hard is it to do this? i've never really touch this area of the car before.
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the hardest part about doing this is trying to find a spring compressor.

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so i really cant get 3 of my friends to try and squeeze it ? lol
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lol, its a tough go at it. me and a buddy did it on his accord. its akward.

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I would be safe and go to autozone or advanced auto parts and rent one for around 50 bucks...Works alot better!

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Taking it off is EASY!!...putting it back on is a bitch...oh you can just use two tires against each other etc. to take the shock of the springs etc. becareful I didn't use the tire at first and it almost took my head off! for realz! have fun I did it all myself and it was Hard as fukk...ain't nothing like honda stuff........

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yeah, autozone has a free tool lease program, all you hjave to do is pay a deposit.

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lol too bad we dont have an autozone in australia
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just pay someone if you have doubts cause they cant go wrong

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this might be stupid but i was under my car before and i didnt see any springs???? this is at the back of the car, i recently had the rear shocls replaced because they were worned out
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