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Changing rear springs

Just bought front and rear Lovell springs for my 06 A4 now I am looking for help installing the rears, are there any videos or write up anywhere?
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Really easy. Take the rear wheels off, make sure the parking brake is off and disconnect the bottom of the shocks. You'll need to push the control arm down just a little bit more. Some have had a friend stand on the arm. I used a small bottle jack wedged between the body and the arm. The spring will just come right out.

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What Svede1212 said! I also used a small jack between the control arm and body to lower the control arm enough to get the spring out.

Here's what I did:

First make sure E-brake is off, not engaged.

Then disconnect the lower shock bolt:




Disconnect the endlink from the sway bar.




Then use a pry bar or jack to lower the control arm enough to get the spring out. If you don't have either you can use coil spring compressors.



The new coil springs should go back in easy then bolt everything back up!

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I've never had to undo the sway. One thing is for sure though, the new springs will literally slap right in as they are a little shorter.

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Thank you guys alot I will do this this weekend.
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I've never had to undo the sway.
Just allows the control arm to drop a little further. It's only a 1 bolt so I usually do it when working on the rear suspension

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Thank you guys alot I will do this this weekend.
No prob, Good luck man!

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I did this today and it was way easy! Thanks again Svede and GTO44.
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I did this today and it was way easy! Thanks again Svede and GTO44.
Nice man! How'd it drive?

I know mine felt like a new car after rear springs, koni's, and adjustable rear sway (installed all at once)

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It really made a big improvement and wow had the rear springs sagged a bunch. I didn't have the money for the rear Konis yet but I will next month. Now on to the front.
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