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    hi
    spring upside down or if correct may not be locating properly in the chassis upper spring seat.
    Also u can try connecting stub axle to bottom wishbone then jackng as high as u can and bring the top w/bone down to join up .
    Last edited by swampy; 16-02-2021 at 11:31 AM.

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    Hi swampy l have the stub axle on bottom ball joint and jack under lower ball joint have jacked vehicle up. Top ball joint is still not even close to entering top stub axle mounting hole. As far as l can tell spring is seated correctly against the mount on underside of chassis. Spring is flat end to top and coil end located in groove in lower control arm. The PO didn’t know the year of the front end, therefore pedders may of fitted the wrong spring. But l figure those guys should have fitted a spring that works.

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    hi
    Although I`m not familiar with your specific model . GM factory springs are easy to fit. Australian Aftermarket springs can have thicker coils and be far stiffer even for a factory replacement .

    A GM front coil spring tool can be used not commonly needed. With shock removed . Insert up thru shock hole , insert lift plate thru side of spring and wind nut at shocker hole to compress spring .

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    I used a internal spring compressor to re install the spring l checked the spring again to nite it is located correctly top and bottom. It has been sitting with load on it now for about a week. The top ball joint is now in the hole top of stub axle thread is flush with other six of hole so still can’t get but on but spring has settled a bit. I wouldn’t normally but maybe trimming the spring is an option. Seems to be a common option by GM owners in the states on u tube.

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    hi
    trimming coils absolutely buggers spring rate . And free length plus load carrying capacity .

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    What swampy said....plus because the cut end if not finished properly, spring will often bend & contact/rub on the spring opening, depending on model.

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