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I installed my Pro Kit springs today and leanred the hard way not to get the $10 spring compressor from Harbor Frieght tools.
I was able to get the passanger side done. But I could tell that the nut was trying to rethread the bolt to tighten them.
I was able to get the driver side stock spring compressed and the shock out.
But when then bolt on the spring compressor got to the point where it would no longer turn because the threads are to screwed up.

Luckly my dad was home so we ended up going to Auto Zone and renting a compressor using his car since mine was on the stands torn apart.

With the rental i was able to get the new one on and the other one off the spring.

In the picture the black arrow is where the threads are pretty much gone.



Here is a pic I took it after a short drive.
It handles better.
Stays nice and level going around turn just like my old car did.
The wheel gap is just about even front and rear.
I measured about almost 2 inch drop in the back and 3/4 in the front.
I'm sure the front will settle a little more.
I'll try to get some better pics tomrrow after a wash and wax.




Here are some better pics I took today in the rain.





Here is a before pic.
 

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Nice job...I'm still looking to drop mine =)
 

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Harbor Freight is great!! For very, very basic tools lol. Post a before and after pic from the side, I want to see the difference.
 

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those harbor frieght compressors are SCARY!!! but they look like you could have learned that lesson an even harder way though.
nice work, and looks good!
btw, its always a good idea to lube the threads of tools like that before use.
Yea I did have oil on them before I started. I'm glad that I got it on sale and didn't pay the full $30 for them.
But I will take it back and let them know.

Now it's time to hook up my factory sub and give her a wash and wax then pics.
 

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Looks like you didn't even lower it at all,maybe its because of the way the picture is taken.Also does it just drop 1inch?
 

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Looks like you didn't even lower it at all,maybe its because of the way the picture is taken.Also does it just drop 1inch?
There listed as 1.6 in front and 1.8 in the back.
The back droped almost 2 inches. But the front was at about 3/4 as of yesterday when I measured it.
They should go down more afetr they settle.

But they do give the even wheel gap that I like and the better handling.

Here are some pics I took today.





Here is a before shot.
It looks like the back is lifted.
 

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definately looks better!
 

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That is a 2inch drop?!?!?! What was it before, a monster truck?

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Edit: just saw before and after pics. Lol
 

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Hope it settles some more!
 

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lookin great! I might also later on get some prolines just cuz I drive my car all year round so I dont wanna have it too low just to end up plowing the road with my car.
 
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