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Swapping Coil Springs

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03. Here is where the more difficult portion of the swap occurs. Swapping coil springs can be dangerous due to their stored energy. We fabricated a small welded fixture to hold the lower strut eye along with a base plate to secure the strut tower plate, and used our 20-ton Harbor Freight press to swap the coil springs. An alternative if you don’t have the proper tools is to have an auto shop swap the springs for you for a few bucks.