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Has anyone changed their own springs? how hard is it, tried a search and can not find any detailed 'How to'
i have access to spring compressers,
is it easier to undo shock tops when still on the car?

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Give the shock tops a go first on the car (don't undo all the way! lol), if the allen head bit gets chewed up as it invaraibly does then it'll be a bigger job!, I had to attack mine with a drill.
Also as with every car I've worked on with independant rear, the rear springs took a lot longer than the fronts. Access with spring compressor and lining the rear arm back up again once the spring is in place being the areas of frustration.
 

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Use an air compressor on the top nut and you don't have to worry about the allen key. Changed mine last week. Fronts took about 30 mins per side. Back took about 20 mins for the lot. Didn't need to use the spring compressor as they are pretty extented when the wheels off, just slacken the two inner bolts. Remove the outer one and the whole lot drops down. As Sy said lining the arm back up with the bolt is a bit fiddly but nothing too difficult.
 

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Cheers guys, think i will give it a go.
 
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