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Old 07-19-2010, 05:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by mcopenha View Post

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.
That's how I did it. Actually, it ended up being a 2 man job to get new springs back in. I had a strong friend grasp the wheel arch with both hands and put his foot on the end of the arm and pull / push to make room while I wiggled the spring into place. I gave up after 2 hours of trying to do it myself.
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