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Right now my 'trep is up on jacks and i'm having a problems installing my lowering springs from Intrax. My Haynes rebuild manual says I have to take the whole strut, spring and brake assembly apart before I can do anything. Does anyone know any short cuts(or the right way to do it) for me cause. I'm in high school and have no extra money to throw to a mechanic, to get it done professionally. So I'm stuck without a car until I can get these on so any help, what-so-ever would be greatly appriciated. :confused:
 

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Hey Dodge,
I put Eibachs on mine and the only way to do them, or any spring, is the right way. YOu have to remove the entire strut, spring and all, and put it in a spring compressor. THis relieves the pressure on the spring and allows you to swap them out. No way i would try it any other way, you know how much pressure is on those things? What you could do, to save money, is take the whole strut and springs to a shop and have them swap them out there. I am fortunate enough to have numerous mechanic friends, so this was a 3-4 hour job for us. E-mail me if you have any other questions.
 

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Thanks, just needed a second opinion. I'll do it by the book then and keep scrounge'n for a ride to school for now
 

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Hey i hope you enjoy them cause i have the same springs just becareful over bumps speed bumps cause this hoe will be low riding nigga :rolleyes:
 

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If you wanna do it the cheap and easy way, just buy some of those spring compressors from the auto parts store. You know the ones: you can flip the bar over and push the springs apart, raising the vehicle, or compress them and lower it. I saw this done at a car show a couple weeks ago. Looks good until you look into the wheel wells and see they hacked it all in there. Bet they ride like a dream.
 

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Yeah..your lucky Wutang!! All you got is speed bumps, I know Florida roads! Glass baby :D But up in NY and in MI and everywhere in between the roads suck! Speed bumps aren't jack.
 

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I tried those clamps on my intrepid, they were a *****! I had 3 people standing on my engine frame putting pressure on the springs to fit the clamps on! I finally got the one(oh yeah no room to work in, I couldnt fit tools in to tighten it) 3 people got off and it made no difference in height. I was pretty much mad as hell considering it took forever. Only way to do it right is to take the whole spring out and clamp it, then re put it back in the strut. I think..... but if I went through all that trouble I would just cut the springs and slam the hell out of it. My 2 cents.....
 

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but if I went through all that trouble I would just cut the springs and slam the hell out of it. My 2 cents.....[/B]
Cut the springs!! Nothing scares me more than hearing about people that do this. The springs are heat tempered to certain strengths heating messes with that strength. Bad, Bad, Bad
 

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finally finished putting on the springs. Wutang you are right, my car is so much nicer now, handles like a dream.
 

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If I cut my springs I wouldnt use heat, and I wouldnt use my factory springs either, (I would go buy a whole new strut and coil package with all 4 of em). Simply grind the coils off, not using heat. I know about the harm of heating the spring.
 

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i used those spring compressors from autozone and they dropped the car about 2 inches. i had one on the front and the rear side of each front spring, but everytime i hit a hole or bump in the road i heard bumping in the wheel wells so i took them back out. gonna get springs and do it the right way.
 
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