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I'm replacing the rear springs on my 2002 Trooper this week.

Does anyone who has done this before have any tips/advise?
Can I simply take out the lower shock bolts and have enough travel to jack the body off the springs? Could it be that easy?
 

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Raise rear with jack under axle
Support frame with jack stands while raised as high as possible
Remove rear tires
remove lower shock bolts
lower rear axle until springs are removable
install new springs paying attention to putting the top on the top (including the little rubber isolator) and the bottom where the end of the spring is in the little indentation in the spring perch
reverse steps to install
 

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You may have to disconnect the sway bar link also to get enough droop to fit the spring in... fit a slim open end wrench in between the swivel joint on the link, there are flat spots on the little shaft there, this will allow you to unbolt the link.

Possibly if you droop both sides simultaneously this will not be necessary.
 

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Yeah I just drop both sides at same time. I have to remove the tires as my jack stands are not tall enough to allow the rear end to droop enough with the tires on.
 

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I got used to doing one side at a time on the RS...sway bar wasn't a problem 'cause I had removed it entirely. :twisted:
 
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