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Eibach drag springs a PITA

Discussion in 'Fox Body Mustangs' started by BleedBlueOval, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. BleedBlueOval

    BleedBlueOval Member Established Member

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    I'm having problems installing the fronts, the tool I am using uses 2 studs that you torque down. The studs are too long and interfere with the control arm. Can I install these with the spring compressor tool that goes on the inside of the spring?
     
  2. 5lho

    5lho Member Established Member

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    Here's how to do this: Use an outside spring compressor on the inner side of the spring. This will get the curl you need into the spring. chain the spring in this position with a bit of 3/8ths chains and a bolt and nut to make sure it stays taught. Remove the spring compressor. Then you can slide the spring in and undo the bolt, et voila, done.
     
  3. 98 svt

    98 svt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Place jack under control arm so it keeps tension. Remove all that is connected to the arm. (other than the 2 bolts at the K member)
    Slowly release tension on jack, and the spring will fall out.
    Reverse for installation.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2018
  4. 5lho

    5lho Member Established Member

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    I can't get Eibach lowering springs in that way so, no way to a drag spring that is longer.....
     
  5. crazycarlo

    crazycarlo Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I think steeda or someone sells a tool to instal front springs.
     
  6. BleedBlueOval

    BleedBlueOval Member Established Member

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    The tool was mistakenly given to me, it was a strut compressor, not a spring compressor.
     
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