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Who has moroso trick springs installed on their car? I have tried with a auto zone spring compressor, pry bar and jack and cannot get this tall springs in the pocket, what were your methods of installing.
 

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Who has moroso trick springs installed on their car? I have tried with a auto zone spring compressor, pry bar and jack and cannot get this tall springs in the pocket, what were your methods of installing.
the springs are really tall.
we cut a coil which made it easier- i wouldnt recommend this unless you have studied up on these springs and ride height.
otherwise, id like to know what kind of spring compressor you are using.
does it use a plate or attach at two points on the coils?
we used a rope so the spring wouldnt pop out and potentially take one of us out. lifted up the car to UNload the lower A arm, and then wedged it in and then compressed the spring with the jack...
too hard to follow...?
 

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on my 63 i just took them into the shop on a spring compressor and collapsed them and band strapped them down, then installed them and cut the strap.
just figure how small to compress them first.
 

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so you used a ratchet strap or something how did the rope thing work to compress the spring.
we did ratchet strap them.
imho- it was dangerous but worked.

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We wrestled a set into my car a couple years ago.
 

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I cut 2 coils out of mine before putting them in...they're still too tall for my taste. They went in with no really big issues though.
 

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what do you mean internal, do you have a pic, I just have the external one that clamps down and you have to tighten either side. I want to get them installed but they are so damn tall, it makes no sense to me
 

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what do you mean internal, do you have a pic, I just have the external one that clamps down and you have to tighten either side. I want to get them installed but they are so damn tall, it makes no sense to me
You want one like this, not a "strut compressor". Autozone should have loaners, and cheap ones are available on Ebay too.

 

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I just went through about a month ago.Let's put it this way I had to get the john deere tractor out.And that's not a lie.

I used the exact spring compressor as the one pictured above.At first I tried to use a "strut"compressor.And that didn't work at all.So after I got the correct compressor I compressed them as far as I could with a 1/2 inch impact.Then since my subframe was bare not even connected to the car.I used my front end loader of the tractor hold the frame down and a floor jack to compress the a-arm with the spring enough bolt the spindle up.

That was without cutting them at all.There big block springs also so there really stiff.Honestly it was picking up the loader of my tractor and I had to have my mom sit on the frame and use the jack while I bolted it togother.(BTW my mom's not fat or anything.LOL)I didn't want to cut them because I am temporarily using 2 inch drop spindles and I don't know how the car's gonna sit until I get stock height spindles.

I figured out the reason there called trick springs is because it's a trick to install them!But it can be done!

Oh yeah btw I remember getting the spring compressor out of inside that spring was another trick that took a few minutes to figure out.That was a rough night.
 
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