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Old 05-14-2017, 10:28 PM   #1
Nova1313
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Default 2015 Front lifting spring install

Have a 2015 WRX. Purchased King lifting springs for front and rear. Rears swapped with little trouble.

Fronts I was able to remove but cannot for the life of me get the springs to compress enough. What's the trick?

I watched this (
) video where he used ratchet straps but couldn't replicate it. The front lower perch for the spring doesn't have a lip on it so I can't safely put a compressor on it. The front was constantly the problem as I only can pull down about an inch on that side.

I have 4 compressors and just can't seem to get them positioned well enough to run it down with the top hat in the right position. Ended up giving up after 3 hours or so of struggling and put the car back together till I figure it out.

Local shops weren't interested in installing lifting springs so was stuck doing a DIY.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:42 PM   #2
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Wanted to follow up. Local shop did the swap but said they even struggled with their machine. The angle was a pain since the top hats put the strut at an angle and it wasn't clearing their machine. They ended up using spacers during compression so that they had the angle they needed to get the top hat on.

Aligned fine afterward and the car rides great. Probably not something too many folks really want to DIY with out a larger spring compressor.
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