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    Just got my lowering springs they're 40/35mm speaking to my
    dad he says that i will need to remove the wishbone to be able to get the springs off and put the new ones on. I am using the standard shocks if this helps
     
     

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    Front or rear? The rear can be done by undoing the bottom shock bolt, and getting someone to stand on the rear hub and it'll swing down far enough to change the springs.

    At the front, the shock needs to come off, and the top mount taken off.
    Spring compressors must be used, otherwise Russia will be getting nervous at ballistic objects appearing in UK airspace.
     
     

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    No need to remove the wishbone......as The End says
     
     

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    im on about the front he said the rears where easy. so can i just unbolt the shock from the hub and then from under the engine bay and it should just fall out?
     
     

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    Yep, 2 bolts into the hub, and one across the top, the hub will then swing out of the way.

    Undo your 3 nuts in the engine bay, and it'll pull out.
     
     

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    hmm this job is starting to sound easier now! may use the jack bar on the end of the breaker bar as they are gonna be fffing tight!
     
     

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    i mate wjen i had to replace my shocks other other week they was on there good and soild.Nice big breaker bar will help just be careful of the brake hoses tho.


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    Any news with the lowering then mate


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    Make sure you have decent spring compressors and you know 100% how to use them before tackling the fronts. There's a hell of a lot of force in them springs, more than enough to kill you..
     
     

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