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hey yall.
bought myself some el cheapo advance coil spacers to just pick up the front end a bit. they are 1 inchers so im not expecting that much difficulty, but after searching here for a bit I have questions:

1. being thats its a 1 inch spacer will stud extenders be necessary?
2. Its the type of coil you can "thread" in the coil or place below it. which is better? if I "thread" it in then this question invalidates the first.
3. If im going to thread them in, how do I drop the lower control arm to the point where I can. Ive seen and read how to remove the coil but I have no compressor to get it back in.

heres how i understand it.

jack up truck till both tires dangle (remove tire from installation side)
support A-arm with second jack.
undo sway bars links + shock respectively
pop out upper ball joint from spindle
push down on A-arm
- - - question at this point is: will the coil be bent at such an angle from the A-arm being so far down that it will "fling" out? - - -
lubricate and thread in spacer and reverse previous processes?
correct or off target here? not wanting to buy a compressor but living is high on my list of "to-do's"
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That sounds right, that's how easy it is to remove the spring on my truck. I didn't need compressors. but putting them back in it would have helped slightly.

But given the age difference I wouldn't say for sure.
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this is goin down next weekend along with me and pats lighting project. then 2 weekends after that I will be showing you how horribly my truck wheels haha
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lol You guys can come up here, I gots a coil spring compressor if it makes you feel better. :-P

You'll be seeing how horrible my truck looks in person. xD

Pat already knows. lol
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yeah whatever. meet you halfway...so melbourne? i dont need you just your compressor
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Haha, I have a little compressor, but I have air tools.

Melbourne isn't that far. You guys get better milage then me. haha

I might be going out to Bithlo for Sunday Funday tomorrow though, gates open at 10.
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10 AM??? dude ill go. ill facebook you my number. serious. im like an old lady here. neglected and i need people to hang with. bithlo was goin nuts tonight. its trucks gone wild right now! redneck WOOT!
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Really? It isn't on the track schedule, and they were just at Cowboys.
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yeah I was out fishin like i told you earlier and all you could hear from campus to oveido was the roar of american v-8s and no exhaust haha so loud and i was probably 3-4 miles away. an di drove up to the gate to watch and evidently one truck rolled over it was huge though. didnt have cash on me so i did a uturn but i wanted to go
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Nice, I wanna see some big fords. lol
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I second that crap!
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