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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
does anyone have spring compressors? the one that's specifically for our MB's w/ the center shaft and the two plates. i have my old one i used for my honda w/ struts but it was a b*tch to use it for the CLK. i'm sure that was designed w/ struts in mind. you know how much it is? my mb mechanic said its almost $1k!!! i was hoping someone can provide other options. <br> <br> what stirred all this... basically i wanted to install #2 and #1 spring pads but was not about to pay for this simple procedure. btw i'm in alhambra, CA =)
 
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No..your way is a problem, not my way ..Mach430 !!! If you have done it...why do you ask me ........

<br> to re-do your spring again...Mach430. If you ask Hai...it so..so easy my way.
 
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TechB...if you click back to all the pages, you will still find my procedure with PICS of how.......

<br> to remove/installation of spring without the compressor. I no longer offer to do FREE spring installation. I would recommand you to Randall at http://www.autowerksexpress.com.
 
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It is a royal pain in the rear without the right tool - tried, aborted, scary, never again.
 
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Shell.....really? What kindna tools do you need. The rear are alot easier the the front because ....

there's only one control arm screw.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Mach430...regardless how you install the spring. Once you install aftermarket spring, and your's....

<br> shock is bottom out due to because the spring is shorter(lower). Try telling the dealer to replace the shock for FREE !!!! Good luck !!!! Mercedes is the only car manufacture that used spring compressor to remove the spring without remove the control arm screw. do you know why..Mach430? It because their spring are mounted seperated from the shock. Where most car front suspension are spring and strut. In this case, you would have to remove NUTS and BOLTS like me. Ask any Bmw how they remove the spring in there car. By the way, if you check out this month European Car Magazine. They did a procedure spring installation with pictures on the C 240. Mach430...if you look at the pictures of the rear c240, you can see that the rear control arm is still hanging.
 
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Linh, all I was saying is that you risk damaging parts of the car that don't need

to be effected. It's worth it to use the spring compressor. Not only does it save hours, but you don't damage the warranty related to parts other than shocks/springs.<br> <br> I'm done with this thread.
 
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