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Old 06-02-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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How to remove front springs

I want to lower the front of my truck 1" and the back 2". The back is easy...blocks. And for the front im buying another set of stock springs and cutting a coil to get my 1". Im not quite sure how to remove the front springs. Im going to a friend's house who has just about every tool imaginable but i need a tips on removal. I searched for a topic but couldnt find any. If anyone has a good write up or some pics any help would be great. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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spring compressor from auto zone. but why cut the coils just as bad as heating them up and usein the weight of the truck to collapse them
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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How are you going to lower the rear with blocks? I'm curious to know as I haven't heard of this.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:39 PM   #5
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How are you going to lower the rear with blocks? I'm curious to know as I haven't heard of this.
wat?really?U prolly have heard of it, it just didnt click in my post. Its the most common way to lower a truck. You put a block (1-4") in between the back axle and the leaf springs. and tighten it down with longer u bolts. Thus increasing the space between the leaf springs and axle. Bringing the bed closer to the wheel and making it lower
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Gotcha! I wasn't visualizing underslung springs. Perfectly clear now.
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I want to lower the front of my truck 1" and the back 2". The back is easy...blocks. And for the front im buying another set of stock springs and cutting a coil to get my 1". Im not quite sure how to remove the front springs. Im going to a friend's house who has just about every tool imaginable but i need a tips on removal. I searched for a topic but couldnt find any. If anyone has a good write up or some pics any help would be great. Thanks!
u don't want to go any lower? cause cut springs won't really ride that great. you can get an easy 3" of drop out front with the ball joint flip for around $50.

you have a first gen truck right? just making sure. cause im not super familiar with working on them...
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