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Q. about compressing rear struts for lift blocks

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#1 Ryanb


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Posted 13 March 2006 - 12:51 PM

Alright, so I'm trying to take some EA82 rear struts and put them on my EA81.
When I bought my hatch it came with the reat lift blocks to do the convrsion.
Here's where I'm lost. I got one of the struts apart and took the original mounting bracket off, but while trying to put the new lift block on I realized that I can't compress the strutt by myself to tighten down the two nutts on top.

So...How do I go about this? Is there a trick? Can I buy a cheap-ish tool that holds the springs together? What are my options?


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Posted 13 March 2006 - 10:19 PM


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Posted 13 March 2006 - 10:40 PM

Autozone free tool rental

Spring compressor

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 12:27 AM

Thanks. I had no idea, never dealt with this before.

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