i have learned from recently doing my eibach sportline kit that spring compressing for the fronts is completely unneeded. i was able to push them down and put the screw on without a whole ton of force, and getting them off is ever easier because you jsut zap the top bolt right off and the spring just slowly decompresses with getting it off. simple. the rears are a pain in the butt if you don't have the right spring compressor, which i didn't, and it was ridiculous.
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