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best way to replace front springs

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I am planning on installing sports springs on my 997 turbo. i have seen that there are many techniques in replacing the springs, some say remove the whole carrier, some say remove the strut , compress the spring in the car (nt sure how) and then rotate the strut rear an out. some say compress the spring with the rachet straps in the car, remove the main strut bolt and slide the spring out while the strut is in the car.

I am looking the least intrusive way to replace the springs, the less i take out the better !

any suggestions


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Using a large prying object, get the bottom of the spring to jump over the lower spring perch (pry it out) once it has jumped the lower perch lip, grab the spring and TWIST (screw) it down the perch. This will remove all the spring tension. Now you can compress the shock (wrap a rag around the top to pull down on) and remove the spring.

My only concern: watch your brake line VERY carefully. Support the upright with something (I use a bungy cord) You will need three hands. Two to pull down on the shock (or at least get it started) and one to yank the spring off, depending on how strong you are.

I pull the shock out and away from the body the best I can and protect the fender lip with multiple layers of blue tape where I *think* it might touch :)


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