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Old 04-26-2013, 12:52 PM   #111
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The rears do sound easy and the Eibach link will help a lot on the front. Thanks for sharing those.

I found this video that does a pretty good job of showing the basic process for replacing the front springs on a Mazda3 which should be very similar to the Focus. There are lots of videos for the Mazda3 strut replacement which is the same process to replace the springs.

Front Spring replacement video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LFm4AS-Lqc


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I started the front, and honestly the removal of the strut isn't hard. I'm just caught up on the stupid damn hat. It requires a 5mm allen and an 18mm, but mine is torqued on there. I need another set of hands to be able to proceed I think, so I guess I'll wait a few hours.
I also had to use a spacer to get the damn spring compressor to compress enough. It's not proper I'm sure, but I didn't have much choice.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:37 AM   #112
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Thanks everyone ( especially TORQUERULES ) for the valuable information. Finally got my MS3 springs installed. Exactly the height I wanted.



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