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Changing GT/147 suspension springs?

Ive lowered 2-3 of my cars in the past, and feel its time to lower the GT.

Has anyone done a guide on this?

I changed the upper wishbone about a year ago, and that went pretty well.

I dont need to remove hubs or driveshafts do i to remove the suspension leg do i?

I cant find any info.
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Driveshafts, hubs and control arms say in place.

To compress the front springs to remove and refit (especially the fronts) would need spring compressors and is dangerous even when you use not-so-cheapies. That alone should ward off many DIY attempts. Use a company to do it.

A quick guide would be:
  • Car off ground, wheel off
  • Undo upright from top wishbone
  • undo ARB drop link
  • Undo shock mount from the shock fork (connecting to bottom control arm)
  • pull the bottom control arm down to split the shock from the fork
  • undo shocks mounts in top mount (not the top wishbone itself)
  • pull the shock/spring assembly out.

Now the dangerous part of undoing the spring from the shock...
  • Loosen the top nut ever-so-slightly - do not take off.
  • Carefully compress the spring until the top nut has no push on it
  • Remove top nut and separate spring from shock.
  • Carefully release load from old spring
  • Carefully compress new spring that it fits in shock
  • Put top mount nut in place and tighten as much as you can (less than spec)
  • Carefully release load from new spring
  • Tighten top nut to spec

Refit in reverse order

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