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Author Topic:   Changing rear springs
posted September 11, 2003 08:42 AM
Hey all! I took the springs out of my racecar and was going to put them in a buddies car. I ran a Ford(please don't yell at me) and he runs a Chevy. Taking them out of mine was nice and easy, I jacked up the rear, unbolted the shock, lowered the rear, the spring comes out. It's a race spring, 300lr, 250rr. I get to his house last nite and repeat the process and i lower the rear end as far as it goes, and it's still not enough to get the spring in there. The spring he had was about 2.5 inches shorter than the one I have. Is there a way to get this in there, or how hard is it to take off the entire rear end if I have to? He works during the week, and I'm trying to change these for him for Saturday night. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!


posted September 11, 2003 03:50 PM
You need a spring compressor. I dont know about in your area but here I can rent them. They attach to either side and you use a ratchet to compress them. You do have to be carefull because once you have that much pressure on them it can be dangerous.
One other thing is the chevy will more than likely have a high ride highth with those springs.

posted September 11, 2003 04:20 PM
have you tried to jack one side of the rear end up all the way and then have your buddy puish down on the other thats how i have to do mine

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