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10-05-02, 03:51 PM
does any1 know how to fit some rear springs in a vs commodore with irs. could i do it in my garage or do u need special tools. if any1 on the gold coast wants to give me a hand it would be good. i wanted them in by tonite, got quoted 90 bucks, seems a bit steep
No special tools needed.
Jack up car. Put stands on it so that car doesnt drop on you!!!! ;)
While the car is jacked up on stands. put the trolley jack or scissors jack underneath diff. raise it 10 cms approx. so springs are compressed. but car isnt raised.
Unbolt the bottom of the shocks. the shocks are whats holdin the cars suspension on. Now once bolts are removed, Slowly undo the jack to lower the diff.. the springs should be ready for removing. Remove springs. Replace with whatever you want to put on. Jack up the diff again up to where the shock bolts are ready to go in. Bolt em up. Lower the car.
Hope I didnt miss anything!
Good luck mate.
10-05-02, 04:08 PM
thanx mate. doesnt sound to hard. the only problem i have is i dont have any stands to keep the car up while i raise the diff with the jack
10-05-02, 04:24 PM
Shouldn't you also use some spring compressors when taking out the springs?
10-05-02, 04:38 PM
what else could i keep the car up with
you dont need to use spring compressors with the commy IRS coils... though some times they can be a little tight over the spring locator..
do every thing that VKLS1 said and buy your self some safety stands there only 30bux a pair...
another thing if the conrol arms dont drop enough when the lower shock mounts are undone, you can undo the swaybar link to allow a little more droop.
What are you doing fitting springs? It's a Commodore, just take them out! :)
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