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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 12:41 PM
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lol scagnetti, I think we're like twins. We been post-backing each other for the past 2 weeks without even knowing it hahaha
Lmao! I think its more that we are more active than a lot of other members right now.
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I'm confused. Half the people in the thread are saying that switching *without* a compressor is the dumbest thing a man can do, and the other half are going "pssssh I did it a million times and I'm fiiiiiiiine"...

So which is it? Should I spend the money renting a compressor to do it safely, or go ahead and let the car compress the springs? I'm kinda curious because I've got my FE5 struts and shocks and some Eibach springs... and I want to change them myself.


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Rent the spring compressor.
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Even tho I'm one of the ones who has done ot a ton of times without a compressor I'll say go the extra step and rent one. It is the safer way to go.

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Ok, I said that I wanted to remove the post. Honestly I like using the compressor, then again I have a wall mounted one . Never the less I can change out a set of struts and springs just as fast if not faster with a set of manual compressors than the jack method. I have however completed hundreds of spring and strut swaps, hell I have even used ratchet straps.

I do not like the thread because it is in the how to section. If you are looking in the "how to" section to learn how to perform a spring swap, this usually means you have little to no experience. I do not like the idea of someone who has never swapped a set of springs, sliding a bottle jack under the car and relying on it to do the job.

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^^good point dropped. But just put a warning at the beginning of the thread as opposed to deleting it, because it's still good info for those who don't have access to a spring compressor for various reasons, and that have the experience to do it.

I used an electric torque drill or wtv to take the tob bolt off the strut and the top seat just kinda moved up a little when the bolt came off...spring just decompressed slightly, nothing major, didn't seem dangerous.

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The thread was originally about my warranty getting messed up with lowering springs, I have installed springs before. Just not on a cobalt. I am getting my windows tinted next week ill post pictures of that and then the week after I am going to order my springs. Im getting Eibach Sportline's. And Im keeping my stock wheels for a wile haha. Ill get some 17's some day....

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got a little off topic didnt it. i would recommend the ssc springs if you want that drop. less bouncy than sportlines with the same drop. after having my sportlines for two years, i wish i had listened to those who warned me lol.
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