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support rear of car on jack stands

place jack under control arm and lift 1"

disconnect bottom of shock - lower jack

SLOWLY! and the speing might come out.

you may need to disconnect the anti-sway bar,

and you may need to remove the securing C-V joint

screws at the hub so the arm will lower more -

all depends on what spring is in there now

which dictates your path weedhopper.

you may also need a spring compressor

if they are the original tall springs

stay kool

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support rear of car on jack stands

place jack under control arm and lift 1"

disconnect bottom of shock - lower jack

SLOWLY! and the speing might come out.

you may need to disconnect the anti-sway bar,

and you may need to remove the securing C-V joint

screws at the hub so the arm will lower more -

all depends on what spring is in there now

which dictates your path weedhopper.

you may also need a spring compressor

if they are the original tall springs

stay kool

Do what C.D said. 

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  • 3 years later...

Definitely.  Isn't the shock what limits downward travel?

I am pretty sure you can carefully lower the arm using a floor jack, once those three thins are disconnected.

I just dug up some old photos, from when I did mine.  It looks like I used a scissor jack.

You can see that the spring does not have far to go, before being fully unloaded.

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For a stock spring, you'll have to either undo the CV or use a spring compressor of some sort.  There's not a lotta room

for the normal type of compressor, but those ty-wraps scare me.  So I unbolt the CV.

 

And yes, the shock mount has to be unhooked at the bottom.

 

Use a small jack under the trailing arm, as the spring has significant preload on it.

 

Most aftermarket 'lowering' springs do not.

 

fwiw

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2nd, 3rd, 5th whatever the use of a spring compressor.

Fatherof3... that zip tie method is downright negligent. So sketchy and dangerous. Car springs hold a LOT of potential energy.

When I did my H&R's it took compressors to do both the removal of stocks, and installation of new ones.


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