I did use spring compressors just because I had them and it does help. It also depends if you work with a bridge or on jack stands.Too much rust! I need to take the rear subrame out so I can get above it.
Do I need spring comressors or can I lower the wishbones or frame slowly?
Does the diff come out with the subframe?
Thanks for the fast response Jay. So I gather your crossmember was partially assembled? was your propshaft in?When I put mine back in, I used the front mounting bolts to locate it, then raised it to put the diff bolts in place. You do have to jockey it around to get it up in place. I couldn't originally get mine bolted up. I finally left it with the front bolts started and the assembly approximately in place, and came back to it a couple of days later - and when I jacked the diff up, everything magically lined up. I bolted the diff down right then and there so it wouldn't screw me up again.
I removed my prop shaft first before removing the rear suspension, it made removal and replacement of the subframe/suspension much easier.
I only partially assembled the rear end too..........