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  • Install front struts without spring compressor

    This may helps someone. I just replaced my 18 year old struts with Bilsteins.
    I have used method posted on this thread and I believe it is much safer than using flimsy spring compressors from repco or suprecheap.
    http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3358

    I removed the tie rod end (using a puller) and sway bar link, so lower control arm can move further down. Also not 90 got 4 bolts for the ball joint and torque specks are 67 lb-ft.
    Also instead using pry bar to push the control arm down, i used car jack with a wooden block.
    Make sure you put marks on the sprint before removal so it goes back exactly where it was.
    Feel free to ask questions.
    Be safe
    Cheers,
    G

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    No spring compressor method also here on Pradopoint. Applies to all Prados, not just Grande

    https://www.pradopoint.com.au/forum/...ade-for-grande
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