officer140, are you military? I've got some buddies in the army who work on their cars at nearby bases. They've got everything -- lifts, air tools, etc. Really nice perk!
Do you remove the rear springs by just prying down on the trailing arm and wrestling them in/out of there? I did this last time when installing the h&r springs and it seemed a little, uh, ugly to do it that way. Bentley manual suggests removing the rear axle from the diff which would suck.