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heyup ppl,
just wondered if anyone in lincoln or nearby could lend me a set of spring clamps for afew days. if so, pm me please, thanks .
 

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for some reason i thought they would be a specialist tool and would cost loads to buy, thanks for the replys. sorry about using text speak in my thread, bad habit.
 

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To be honest, I found things a lot easier when I used ratchet straps on the springs. Spring clamps were too difficult to keep straight
 

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im going to look at buying the proper clamps, ive heard afew horror stories about people nearly being decapitated while changing springs. ive seen some for £28 that have double hooks and are very tought looking. cheers
 

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you dont even need spring clamps if your putting lowing springs on here how to get springs off with out clamp s

after taking the wheel off and car is on axle stand put the jack under the wish bone jack it up till compress's the spring, then undo the retaining nut on top of the strut untill its off , now slowly let the jack down and the spring will decompress , undo the rest of the bolts remove strut job done , now to put lowing springs on you can compress them enough by hand , put spring on and the srut top , push down as you so the shock comes threw , you will need some one just to put the nut one while you do this, do up tight and rebuild , i do it like that all the time but i know what im doing, if your not confident , PLEASE dont do it springs can kill and use spring claps this only applies to lowering springs you will never get a standard spring to compress down enough you will need clamps for that ..
 

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thanks for the idea, i didnt even think that was possible lol. im just deciding whether it worth just paying £40 at my local garage and have them do it, i was fairly confident that i might be able to do it, but now im not so sure. thankyou anyway! :thumbs_up:
 

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The trick to using clamps is to turn each one a few turns at a time to keep everything level. If you do one too much the spring distorts and that's when they can slip. The Corsa front strut is one of the easiest to work on.
 
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