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Place the coil springs in the frame pocket and make sure the coil ends are lined up with the coil-shaped recesses in the frame and lower control arm. You may need a spring compressor for this step if your car rides on stock-height springs. Wed already cut 11/2 coils from our stock front springs, so they were short enough that we didnt need to compress them. Next, position a floor jack toward the outer edge of the lower control arm (for maximum leverage). Locate the spindle on the lower ball-joint stud, and have a friend raise the jack until you can place the upper ball-joint stud through the spindle. Thread the castle nuts on the ball-joint studs as far as you can, and slowly lower the jack. Check to verify that the spring is seated properly in its pockets. If the springs arent oriented properly on both sides of the car, the ride height will be uneven. Reinstall the shock absorbers. Slide the new Energy Suspension bushing on the strut rods, bolt the rods to the lower control arms, and tighten the jam nut on the forward end of each rod. The strut rods are adjustable in length, but we opted to leave the factory setting alone. Note: you may have to adjust the eccentric bolt to move the lower control arm so the strut rod holes line up.