Thread: Suspension: - How to change front springs/shocks
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Old Jan 1st, 2008, 09:21   #14
Clifford Pope
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I think I have read somewhere that you should always put a strap or wire around the spring compressors as a precaution. I must admit I forgot about that when I did the job recently on another car, but it had much smaller calibre springs.

Long ago in my student days I did the job on an Austin A30 without compressorsl. Several people sat on the front of the car, we released the nut, and then they got off one at a time. It still went with a twang though, and we had to take the bits to a garage to get it reassembled. It was a bit scary, and did teach me that proper tools sometimes have their place.
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