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    Does anyone know if it is possible to change the fnt springs without having a compression tool? I know the rears can be done without it, but can the fronts?
    Is it possible to do it just using the trolley jack to take the tension??

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    no id definately use a tool mate also it cant be done like the rears.

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    we did without the tool.. as said in pm.. used a trolley jack too..

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    In a word no,as the strut and spring come out in 1 complete unit,the only way is with spring compressors Larry,anyway their not expensive,can pick up a set for £15-20........

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    how? pm me dwabo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwabo View Post
    we did without the tool.. as said in pm.. used a trolley jack too..
    How..????

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    ^^^
    Thats what i'm waiting to hear too??

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    probv used a jack under the bottom are while undoing the top nut..

    strongly discouraged here...use compressors..life is worth more than £15....

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    ^^ yep..as above.. top nuts removed and jack underneath..

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    Take both strut assembly's off and take them to a local garage with the new springs, won't take them more than 10 minutes to swap the springs over.

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