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I am trying to remove the 600# spring from the DHX coil to replace it with a 500# spring, but the spring is so long that I can't remove the retainer. I need to compress the spring a bit to shorten it enough to remove it, but compressing a 600# spring by hand seems impossible. Any thoughts on how to get this puppy off. The spring has at least 1 more coil than the 500#...it's freakin' long.
 

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Get a pile of SUPER BURLY zip ties, thread them through the spring, compress the suspension just a little, and crank the ties down to hold the spring partly compressed. DO NOT try to compress the spring very much- just enough to slip it off the shock. Any more than that and the zip ties may break and take your arm off as a bonus.
 
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