Can an average person change their car's shocks/struts in their garage?

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Old 28 Feb 2010, 05:35 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can an average person change their car's shocks/struts in their garage?

I have a scion TC and I recently bought shocks and struts for it. I've changed my brakes before. I can't find anything on changing the suspension. Can an average person do this in their garage?
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 06:10 pm   #2 (permalink)
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With the right tools any job can be easy. But with shocks and struts your working with compressed springs and without the proper tools it might be a job best left up to the pros.
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 06:15 pm   #3 (permalink)
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The specialized tooling for this job could be as expensive as paying some one to do it.















Spring compressor with safety cage















Pickle fork.















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Come on over, I have the tools and the knowledge. Bring your wallet.
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The specialized tooling for this job could be as expensive as paying some one to do it.















Spring compressor with safety cage















Pickle fork.















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Come on over, I have the tools and the knowledge. Bring your wallet.
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 06:20 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Not recommended without some prior experience and the proper tools. Removing compressed springs can be dangerous and destructive if not properly removed.
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 06:40 pm   #6 (permalink)
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You have to get a spring compressor and make sure the springs line up right on the struts or else that will clank.
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