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This is the first time I am messing with the rear end suspension setup and my fox. I am installing upper and lower control arms and was wondering if it was necessary to compress the springs when reinstalling them???? Just wondering if there was a trick.??? Thanks.
 

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Best way is to jack the car up by the rearend. Put some jackstands under the frame of the car. Lower it back down so that the wheels dont touch the ground. This should take all the pressure off of the springs. If it doesnt, just use the jack, and jack up on the control arm a little, remove the LCA bolt and slowly lower the jack.:bigthumbsup
 

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Best way is to jack the car up by the rearend. Put some jackstands under the frame of the car. Lower it back down so that the wheels dont touch the ground. This should take all the pressure off of the springs. If it doesnt, just use the jack, and jack up on the control arm a little, remove the LCA bolt and slowly lower the jack.:bigthumbsup
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I always put my jack under the lower control arm toward the back bolt. It's best if you remove the rear bolt first. Bring the jack up or down so the bolt slides out easily, then slowly let the jack down and you can take the spring out. The front bolt is easy after that. Install in the reverse order.
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They are both right i just did that last night and it was very easy but i needed someone to push on the rear end to get the hole to line up again.
 

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They are both right i just did that last night and it was very easy but i needed someone to push on the rear end to get the hole to line up again.
I wrap a ratchet type strap around the rear axle housing and the subframe connector and tighten it before I remove the rear control arm. I usually have to tighten the ratchet one or two more clicks for the bolt hole to line up when I reinstall them.
 
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