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Broken Garage Spring. How to replace?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by TacoTaro, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    TacoTaro

    TacoTaro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    King Coilovers, Light Racing UCA, OME Dakar leafs w/ extra leaf and SB10" Bilstein 7100's and a U-bolt flip. 4.56's, eLocker rear, ARB front, Marlin rear bumper, ARB Bull Bar w/ Warn M8000. BAMF Sliders. Manual hub conversion with functioning ABS. Tundra front brakes. Manual hub conversion with functioning ABS. SCS F-5's w/ 255/85 Toyo MT's
    UPDATE: Had a local garage guy fix it for me. $235 for both new springs installed. I'm happy. It turns out the springs I had on their were too stiff. He put on the same size spring and it didn't work right, not neutrally balanced. So he swapped them to a lighter spring and he showed me how the door should be balanced out when disconnected from the opener. He couldn't get it balanced on the heavier spring.

    So if I tried to do it myself I would have screwed it up anyway since I would have bought the wrong springs.

    Now it works better than ever.

    Thanks for all the replies.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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