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Old 11-22-2012
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2000 2wd, do my front springs have retaining clips?

Just as the title reads...Does my 2000 2wheel have retaining clips on the front springs? My gut says yes but I cannot get enough light in there to see.

Asking because Ive got a hold of some spacers and thought id put them to use. When I drop the lower arm the spring still has plenty of compression So Naturally I compressed the spring and tried again to drop the lower arm to release the spring and still no go...whats the deal?
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Old 11-22-2012
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I don't think they do. I don't remember any when I was putting mine in.
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no they do not.
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Old 11-22-2012
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Wern't any on my truck! The shocks hold them in.
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Old 11-23-2012
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thanks dudes, so its simply a matter of disconnecting front equipment and dropping lower arm?
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Thats it. Just don't get hit in the face with the coil. That'll hurt.
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Yeah be VERY careful letting that coil out. It's under a LOT of compression.
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Old 11-24-2012
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I'm guessing a compressor would be very helpful then huh? Once its compressed ill run a chain through it and a lock so it won't be able to 'undo'.
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Yeah a compressor or just being careful when you let the arm drop. I didn't use a compressor on mine. Was just patient and moved slowly.
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just put a jack under the control arm and lower slowly.
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