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dandankler 11-01-2011 11:50 AM

Lowering the jeep today what do i need ?
 
Hey sorry if this is a dumb question ....but i just recieved my springs today and wanted to lower the jeep myself ....do i need spring compressors?....or can i do it without.....thanks guys

Archer9 11-01-2011 12:08 PM

Re: Lowering the jeep today what do i need ?
 
I don't know the answer Dan but someone else will. Just be careful. There's a lot of energy in a compressed spring.

dandankler 11-01-2011 12:10 PM

Re: Lowering the jeep today what do i need ?
 
right ....i have lowered a few cars ,some need them and some dont, if the answer takes to long i will just go rent them to be safe.....

4.whoa 11-01-2011 12:36 PM

Re: Lowering the jeep today what do i need ?
 
my $.02....You dont NEED them, but if you dont have a good helper(I didnt:() it might be easier. I ended up using a 2x4 and the handle from my floor jack to pry the LCA enough to get every thing out/in.

dandankler 11-01-2011 12:42 PM

Re: Lowering the jeep today what do i need ?
 
thank you sir....

4.whoa 11-04-2011 03:09 PM

Re: Lowering the jeep today what do i need ?
 
So, how'd it go?

dandankler 11-06-2011 07:56 PM

Re: Lowering the jeep today what do i need ?
 
I decided to wait a week until my sway bars and shocks come......i had it ready and said screw it i dont want to do the fronts twice and dont want to have an alignment done twice....but i will post some pics when it does happen

srt8jeepchicago 07-09-2015 10:53 AM

Re: Lowering the jeep today what do i need ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dandankler (Post 510300)
I decided to wait a week until my sway bars and shocks come......i had it ready and said screw it i dont want to do the fronts twice and dont want to have an alignment done twice....but i will post some pics when it does happen


How did that work for you?

ekaz 07-10-2015 10:29 AM

Re: Lowering the jeep today what do i need ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by srt8jeepchicago (Post 1198394)
How did that work for you?

If you're replacing the front shocks soon, I'd wait to do the front springs with the shocks. The front shocks are a pain in the a$$ already to do, no reason to do them twice.
The rest can be done after the springs without much issue, just need to pull the wheels again.

antsjeep 08-04-2015 01:26 PM

Lowering the jeep today what do i need ?
 
You will need a compressor for the fronts, 100% positive about that. There is no way to safely disassemble the strut and spring assembly without one.

The backs however can be swapped out without a compressor. Just be sure to disconnect the sway bar end links, both rear shocks from the rear axle and support the back of the body (jack stands) so the rear end hangs freely. That will give you enough drop on the rear axle to swap the springs out (one side at a time).


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ekaz 08-11-2015 11:46 PM

You can most definitely swap the fronts without a spring compressor. There isn't any tension on the spring.


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