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Bought a well used '95 300 2x4, replaced all the lost bolts, nuts, screws & grommets.

It runs good, the previous, previous owner had the top end redone.

But the front struts/shocks are toast. Was thinking about replacing them and
wanted to know if there are any tricks/tips to doing this.

It looks like all I have to do is compress the springs and loosen the clamp bolts on the axle hubs and replace the struts/shocks.

Is this about it? do I need to compress the springs? Is there something I missed?
 

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Pretty much, you do need to compress the spring. Careful, this is dangerous. It's best to use a legit spring compressor.

The spring compressed for removal is like a loaded gun. Never point the spring at anyone, never put you head over it while removing it. If it lets go, and hits you in the head, it will kill you.

Literally treat it as a loaded gun. Other than that, it's pretty straight forward.


Excuse the brevity of the message. It was sent from my iPhone via Tapatalk.
 

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The set I have are rubber coated with two fingers, and a threaded rod that you put a 3/4" socket on to compress the spring. You do have to be careful but it's not like a loaded 45 with a hair trigger. LOL

I have used these on several Polaris Front strut springs with out issue.
 
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