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I just purchased a leveling kit for my 89 full size. I removed the old coil springs and shocks rather easily. Now, I can not get the new springs compressed enough to go back in. Am I missing something? I currently am working on the drivers side. Will I have more room if I remove the shocks and springs from the passenger side too? I have tried 2 different spring compressors, and still need an additional 1.5" to get the springs to fit.

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if you have a sway bar remove that. then lift your truck higher put jack stands on frame and jack under axle. the axle should drop enough to slip springs in. i did a 4" lift and didnt use a spring compressor. here's how i had it setup on jack stands. the dolly under the axle was there so that i could move the axle out from under the bronco. and it's not a good idea to use cinder blocks but i took precaution and used a bumper jack in between the jackstands. so that i had a few seconds to evacuate incase the cinder blocks gave way..
 

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when i put my leveling springs in, i put one side of the frame up on a tall stand with the jack under the axle half, disconnected the coil retainers, shock, and swaybar, dropped the jack down, and then stood on the hub. the old spring pretty much fell out. the new spring was tight, but i didn't need compressors.
maybe put a bottle jack between axle half and the framerail to force the axle down more.
 

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did you take the shocks off? i'd at least remove either the top/bottom of each--you don't have to remove them completely. I also had to stand on the hub to get the TTB to drop enough to install the new springs.
 
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