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Old 10-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #8
taylor192
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You said you have new front strut mounts? I assume you mean strut hats? If so, you could try assembling the front struts to see if you'll need spring compressors.

Essentially stand a strut on the flat bottom, ensure the strut is pulled all the way out, remove the nuts, put the spring on then the strut hat and see if you can thread the nut on. You might have to push down on the strut hat to expose enough thread to get the nut on. 2 people makes this much easier.

If you can do this, then no spring compressors required. I thought I needed them, yet ultimately could have done it without them using this technique suggested by Alvin.

Coq.... traffic sucks to get there after work.

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