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Old 06-14-2009, 11:41 AM
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Re: HELP - Front Bilstein Install ?'s

yea i did it myself and it took me a little over 1 and a half hours on each side
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Re: HELP - Front Bilstein Install ?'s

^^^ Did you use a strut compressor?
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Re: HELP - Front Bilstein Install ?'s

yea i have one at my shop. I've never dropped a suspension before so it was a learning experience for me. Its a family owned business, i tend to not get involved but now that i have my toy i spend most of my time there
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Re: HELP - Front Bilstein Install ?'s

So the people that did the fronts themselves, what did they use for a spring compressor? I bought a "clam shell" spring compressor, and the hook part on them are thick and will not fit between the coils of the eibach springs I have. The coils of the stock springs are set far enough apart for it to work though.

I did my research, and have the WK manual on disc so I know what is involved, as stated above moveing the coolant tank, fuse boxes etc.. I would only trust a jeep dealership doing it for me, or there is this one shop I stopped in because I see diff high end cars like bmws parked in front that are all lowered. I creamed my pants walking in there, he was working on an 06 Ferrari F430 Spider, that car is SICK!!!! Talk about having money to burn on toys, my god. Anyways, so yea I wouldnt trust just any shop to do this install properly.

All of the spring compressors i have found at stores like sears and even auto stores have the thick arms that do not look like they will fit between the eibach coils. The bottom 3 coils are wide enough but then they get tight towards the top. Im thinking my best bet is to find just a basic shop that has the correct spring compressor, take the struts off myself and drop them off to be switched. unless anyone knows of a spring compressor i can purchase for the job?
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Re: HELP - Front Bilstein Install ?'s

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yea i have one at my shop. I've never dropped a suspension before so it was a learning experience for me. Its a family owned business, i tend to not get involved but now that i have my toy i spend most of my time there

Really, your not in line to take over the shop later on? I'd love it if my father owned a shop, i'd be there everyday till its in my name, then hire people to run it while I screw off collecting all the money. lol. Your very lucky, I wish I had access to a shop and all the goodies in it. I'd have the sickest car around with all the crap I would do to it.
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Really, your not in line to take over the shop later on? I'd love it if my father owned a shop, i'd be there everyday till its in my name, then hire people to run it while I screw off collecting all the money. lol. Your very lucky, I wish I had access to a shop and all the goodies in it. I'd have the sickest car around with all the crap I would do to it.
No, it's not really my niche and he knows it. It is very convenient that i can go work on my Jeep whenever the mod bug bites. But i have other plans. DOD ftw
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Re: HELP - Front Bilstein Install ?'s

Timmy-did you look into borrowning a spring compressor from like Advanced auto or autozone?(or whatever auto parts stores are in your area?

They charge a deposit...and when you return the tool...you get the deposit back
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