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#1 Martin


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Posted 20 April 2004 - 05:28 PM

Hey, I am just in the process of installing accord springs but am having a heck of a time with my spring compressors. What's going wrong? Since there have been so many spring jobs lately, maybe someone noticed some hints that might make it go easier.

#2 garner


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Posted 20 April 2004 - 06:01 PM


What kind of problems? I've used spring compressors in the past and had no difficulties, tell us more

btw, that was almost a great Canucks game last night ehh? DOooOoo


#3 bushbasher


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Posted 20 April 2004 - 10:05 PM

well, theres always next year :) :rolleyes:

#4 Martin


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Posted 20 April 2004 - 11:07 PM

Hahaha, success, I a managed to get something to work (my fubar methods)and everything is now installed, i would say it's around 2" higher than before. Haven't road tested it yet to see how she rides.

bushbasher- i think i will have to check out your ride at some point just to see how sweet it is.

#5 bushbasher


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Posted 21 April 2004 - 12:06 AM

Well the lift and such is going slow... I now have all the parts minus bolts . Rear lift and t-case mount are both half done. I just have to keep plugging away at it. i don't want to reveal it till its finished :) The other day I managed to break both the shifter brackets on the tcase when I dropped it :rolleyes:
Oh well I need to make new ones anyways so they will fit.

#6 subieman


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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:57 AM

It took me a while to figure out the spring compressor also. The compressor was a bit big for those little springs. I installed the honda springs also. I love the look and the payload it added to the car. As for the ride, it's a bit more bouncy off road, but it handles just fine on the pavement.

Have Fun!

#7 calebz


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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:05 AM

SO has anyone come up with an equally eas/inexpensive way to lift the front yet?

#8 Snowman


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Posted 21 April 2004 - 01:00 PM

Could you put RX struts or springs on the front and get a bit of lift since they are stiffer?

I've also got another question about this Honda spring mod. Has anybody done this on a car with adjustable rear struts? I'm going to do it pretty soon, and I was wondering how the height compares to stock in each position. I'm thinking I'll set it at the lowest setting so it's not jacked way up in the air but can still carry a decent payload. Any thoughts on this?

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