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Removing Front Suspension Question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by WorkInProgress, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. WorkInProgress
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    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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    This is a good point! May just invest in a set of spring compressors to make life easier
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