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I do not disagree with Lizzurd.



I did not use one when I did mine. I had no issues. All I did was take an impact and loosen the bolt, then used the impact for the last couple of threads and the strut shot forward while I had my foot an the spring. It worked for me but it may not be the safest. Throw a blanket on top of the whole thing and it should not take off too far (not that it did to begin with). Use your best judgment.
 

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I do not disagree with Lizzurd.



I did not use one when I did mine. I had no issues. All I did was take an impact and loosen the bolt, then used the impact for the last couple of threads and the strut shot forward while I had my foot an the spring. It worked for me but it may not be the safest. Throw a blanket on top of the whole thing and it should not take off too far (not that it did to begin with). Use your best judgment.
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But how did you get it back together?
 

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I had help...


...a spring compressor. No just kidding.


Good question. I changed the struts. So, I did not need one. Never thought about putting stock back on. DUH. That explains why I did not need one. That is why I did not disagree with Lizzurd. He knows more than me.

Good thing that you can rent them from some auto parts stores or get a cheap set from Harbor Freight.
 

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I do not disagree with Lizzurd.



I did not use one when I did mine. I had no issues. All I did was take an impact and loosen the bolt, then used the impact for the last couple of threads and the strut shot forward while I had my foot an the spring. It worked for me but it may not be the safest. Throw a blanket on top of the whole thing and it should not take off too far (not that it did to begin with). Use your best judgment.
wow, this was NOT smart, you're lucky the E has pretty soft springs. . .
 
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