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Old 08-21-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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I got my Billy 5100's today. How hard is it to install on my own? Help!
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:26 PM   #2
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do I need to compress the springs?
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do I need to compress the springs?
Yes. The clip holds up the plate on the bottom of the coil.
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yep....gotta compress the springs. if you use a spring compressor......be very careful..........they can hurt you if you arent familiar with using them. if you need to.....take the shocks and the strut assy's to a local tire shop.....they should be able to swap them out for ya pretty quickly. thats what i did to mine.
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Good to know, that's what I'll probably end up doing. Thanks for the info!
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And make sure you get an allignment. good luck man post pics when your done.
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Yeah I let my fiance drive offroad when I was drunk one night, and needless to say I needed an alignment afterwards. I got one of those 3 year ones so it's free. Pics to come fo show
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