2WD Front Spring Installation Tips

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Modoyadney

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Hi,
I wanted to take out the lift spacer at the front of my Suburban. The 2WD front suspension should be identical to the Tahoe, as far I know.
Everything worked fine until I had to put the spring back into the seat.
Has anyone of you done it without any special tool? Or can you recommend a specific spring compressor for this job?
I only got a spring compressor for strut type springs, which isn't of any help here.
Thanks a lot.
 

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It's been years since I've done coils on a GM truck but the only coil spring compressor I own and use is a Snap-On. It's actually made by Branic and it's the type with hooks at the top and a fork that slides on it at the bottom. Usually you can use a compressor like mine and clamp the spring down to the lower control arm and put it in place.
 

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I cannot give you a specific recommendation, but you are already receiving sage advice for this Forum, and others will chime in.
 
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So... I made it today. It worked with this kind of spring compressor.
Got it on eBay for under 20 bucks, it's actually meant for some older Mercedes.
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I just had to cut of a little bit of the rod to make it fit in there.

I didn't test drive yet, but it seems I have to get an alignment, because the camber seems odd now. :(
 

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Carefully inspect your upper control arm bushings and the adjusters.
 

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