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Few poeple have replaced more GTO rear coils than myself. Granted doing one of our Drag coils are a little more challenging, but I have never used a spring compressor at the rear. Granted, a compressor can make life a little easier.
for a really big spring install in the rear, with the rear on jack stands, the only thing I do is disconnect the sway bar end link, and lower shock mount. I do not remove the tire.
You can have a neighbor or helper stand on the lower wheel lip, and then put the upper spring seat in first, then with a small pry bar, lift up the bottom coil and role it into the lower seat.
DMS Doing Mike's Stuff