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Old May 7th 2008, 11:07
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Spring Plate removal

So, it's a bit of a newbie question, but what is the best/safetest way to take off my spring plates? I figured it was something like:

1. with enough load on the wheels to keep teh spring plates off of the torsion bar tube unbolt the retaining cover.
2. use a pry bar to nudge them past the end of the torsion bar housing
3. Raise the car to completely unload the torsion bar
4. Pry the spring plate loose.

Like I said, that was my first thought, but I'm sure there is a lot safer/simpler way of doing it.

Thanks for everyones help.
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Old May 7th 2008, 15:13
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Use a jack on the spring plate, or a proper compression tool, with the car up on stands
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Old May 7th 2008, 15:49
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This needs to become a sticky for repitition sake...

http://www.germanlook.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=5074

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Old June 16th 2008, 22:03
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This would make a great tech article if it had some pictures. I am more of a visual person my self.
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Old June 16th 2008, 22:06
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I was thinking that. I figured when I do the swap to 951 trailing arms I would write one for that. Spring plate removal would be part of it of course.
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Old June 23rd 2008, 01:11
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Sorry, I've been without springplates for years now, but if I find myself doing it again I'll snap some shots!!!

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