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04-17-2008, 12:03 PM
I am doing my suspension tomorrow and I was wondering do I need to compress the rear springs to take them off? For the write up I saw on AudiWorld I dont think I do, but I want to be sure. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated. I got to do all my control arms, tie rods and springs. Its gonna be a long weekend lol.

04-17-2008, 12:17 PM
You need to compress front and rear springs inorder to get the strut mount assembly off. If you are using new mounts then no, you can just drop the entire assembly and put the nw one in. If you take that bolt off the top of the strut before compressing them then it may go flying across the garage and kill someone, better to play it safe.[wrench]

04-18-2008, 05:44 AM
technically you should compress them before you take them off so they dont fly off but it CAN be done without. just makes sure you have someway to brace it. they will usually expand like 3 inches or so when you take em off. a lil excitement.