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Re: not your typical Lowering question (archive)

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Posted by jefrem on July 07, 2000 at 15:13:48:

In Reply to: not your typical Lowering question posted by Eric L on July 07, 2000 at 14:57:20:

: when I finally get around to lowering my car, this is going to come into play.
: should I have somebody do it for me or can it be done by myself?
: I was just reading a post on the E30 board and they said that you don't really need a spring compressor since the aftermarket springs are shorter than stock.
: Is this true for the M3 as well or does it require special instalation like everything else on the car?
: Eric
: 88M3

You *definitely* need a spring compressor to get the old springs off the front struts (you can kind-of leverage-out the rears). If the new springs are short enough, you can get away without using it for the install. You can "borrow" (buy, then return within 48 hours for full refund) spring compressors from O'Reilly auto parts stores, and they work just fine.



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