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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008 Thread Starter
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Cool Mustang coil spring installation tutorial, 1989 Mustang

While installing the coil springs in my '89 Mustang, I took some pics and wrote up a short tutorial. I've got a couple of other writeups starting on page 50 of my cardomain page, also. Hope these are helpful to someone.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008
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coil spring tutorial

Well written; good photos, ought to be a sticky!!

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This really should be made a sticky. Exceptional post with pictures to boot! Well done man, thanks for the tutorial.

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very nice, should be a sticky for sure, i did mine without a spring compressor it worked but was a pain in the rear, next time i'll use a compressor . good work!

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Awesome. I started on page 50 of your cardomain. Tutorials are few and few between for the 2.3.
Now I need to find one for a transmission mount replacement and one for a full exhaust replacement on a 93.
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Good write up.

Just one note of caution;

Not all coil springs will just fall out.

The way a (front) spring comes out is determined by how worn it is. A coil spring with any stored energy is very dangerous. I recommend using heavy duty chain to lash the spring to the K-member to ensure it does not come flying out prematurely.

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I agree with NavySVO: I've done a few myself with stock 5.0L springs that with the A-arm fully released the spring still had energy. (I had to use the spring compressor to remove them.)

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