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Author Topic:   Changing Springs
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted February 07, 2005 11:04 PM  
what is the easiest way to do this? i bought a race ready Monte and want to swayp chassis and suspension. whats the easiest way to install and remove springs?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted February 08, 2005 03:07 AM  
Depends on your spring length (height). For mine, in the rear I have 11". All I do is jack the CAR up, put it on stands and by pulling down a little on the side where I want to make a spring switch, the spring basically falls out. Of course I have the jack under the center of the rear end housing to move it up when the springs are put in (and keep them there).

The front is a different story. I have 9 1/2" springs up there, and to make a change I have to drop the lower control arm (by undoing the spindle) and move outer tie rod out of the way. Then remove the shock, remove/replace spring. It's a pain for sure, but to scale and set up your ride heights properly it is a must. Now if we could run jacks,...LOL. Race on.

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