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Old 07-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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SVTF rear coil over problems

So i installed my front coil overs no problem but i can get the rear shock out and then none of the bolts to get the spring come out and i cant compress the spring cause my spring compressor wont fit. Can someone leave me a run threw and possibly pictures to make sure im doing it right cause to me all the major bolts are threw some form of a link that is slring compressed and snap back to place after a 1/4 turn.


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Old 07-15-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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Once the shock is off, levering down the arm as much as you can & prying out the spring should work (careful!).

Did that to remove stock, compressors fit JUST enough to get SVT springs in.

Center type compressor would be the proper way, but hard to find since it's a spring tool that doesn't work on struts.

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I rented an internal spring compressor from autozone or advance (just call and ask before heading up there, make sure they know you are asking for an internal variety) but I had to use a large impact socket in order to compress it enough. Although, I dont recommend that to be safe, so be extremely careful and never have it pointed towards you. Otherwise order some new control arms and cut the bolt/sleeve out and replace.

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with this added between the washers




You can also try buying one of these style internal compressors, it might work better/safer?
Amazon sells both varieties
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