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Re-installing stock coil spring

I recently just changed out my control arms because they were bent. I was able to take the spring out but getting it back in is a pain. I tried all the coil tools from autozone and bought the internal compressor with the double hook on both sides. The spring is too long to fit back inside the area even fully compressed, and even then the bolt for the compressor hits the top of the fender. On the first picture yes I know its not set up right, thats just to show what tool it was.

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I bought this tool https://www.maximummotorsports.com/S...ang-P1232.aspx

when I did a complete suspension over haul on my mom's '99 GT. Click the video tab to see how to use it.


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Will this work for the stock sized spring?
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It should work on all springs. That is how I do springs, but without that tool which I wish knew existed


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Yep. It worked on the stock springs I re-installed and as my89foxbody mentioned I too believe it will work with all size springs.

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I used the above MM spring tool when installing a new set of springs on my 85 GT. When you have the lower control arm lowered to install the spring, the MM tool helps to retain the bottom of the spring in the inboard side of the spring pocket in the LCA while you raise the LCA with a floor Jack to install the spring. It works real well. Still it is a good idea to run a cable or chain thru the hole in the LCA spring pocket up thru the middle of the spring & thru the hole in the upper spring pocket as a safety precaution to prevent the spring from flying out as you compress it or release it.

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Spring was reinstalled by cutting two deep sockets to act as a extension between the free moving hook and bolt head. Did end up buying the MM tool but it was not needed
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