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    Removing Front Suspension Question

    Is it possible to remove the front shocks & springs without the use of a spring compressor?
    Replacing them for new ones so was hoping they'd come out in a complete unit somehow and I could refit the new ones.
    Not looking forward to tackling this job but skint at the moment so going to have to do it myself :-(
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    Yes, the front suspension units can be removed without a spring compression tool. The top mount keeps the spring in place.

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    Depending on the spring / shock combo your fitting, you may have trouble building the new struts up without compressors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimS3 View Post
    Depending on the spring / shock combo your fitting, you may have trouble building the new struts up without compressors.
    This is a good point! May just invest in a set of spring compressors to make life easier
    1999 1.8t AGU Sport 150 5dr
    Fitted
    2.5" Decat Downpipe, 2.5" MeerKat Custom Cat-Back, R32 Wishbone Bushes, Black Diamond 12 Groove Discs, Phatnoise, S2000 Filter, HKS SSQV, BBS CH Rims,
    Koni STR.t Kit
    Awaiting Fitting
    ABT Rear Spoiler, Oettinger Grille, Catch Can
    Wanted
    5dr Black Leather Interior (Golf/Bora/A3)
    Plans
    Flocked Dash, Respray

 

 

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