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I want to install electric drive springs on my smart, but was wondering if this clamp is really necessary to do the swap. Hope the ones who already replaced the springs answer my question.
 

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View attachment 65588 I want to install electric drive springs on my smart, but was wondering if this clamp is really necessary to do the swap. Hope the ones who already replaced the springs answer my question.
View attachment 65588 I want to install electric drive springs on my smart, but was wondering if this clamp is really necessary to do the swap. Hope the ones who already replaced the springs answer my question.
I've done the conversion. Didn't need the tool, but it might help. You will need some spring compressors.

I'm getting ready to do another set of rears, and replace the shocks at the same time time. Can take some pics.
 

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I've done the conversion. Didn't need the tool, but it might help. You will need some spring compressors.

I'm getting ready to do another set of rears, and replace the shocks at the same time time. Can take some pics.
And what kind of compressors you're using? Can you take a pic of them??
 

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I didn't use the strut tool, instead I used a sparkplug socket and allen wrench at the top of the strut to hold it. Put a wrench on the outside of the sparkplug socket and the allen through the top of the socket and into the top of the strut.
 

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I didn't use the strut tool, instead I used a sparkplug socket and allen wrench at the top of the strut to hold it. Put a wrench on the outside of the sparkplug socket and the allen through the top of the socket and into the top of the strut.
Very clever. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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Thanks. I already ordered them. Can't wait to get them and do the swap.
A lot of owners lower their cars. I've got a 2015 BRABUS that is lowered, but I like my 2015 with the extra height. I can run 60-65 profile tires, which gives a great ride and totally changes the appearance of the car. I'm going to lift my 2009 too. Pic of my standard 09 and my lifted 15 with 60-65 profile Yokohamas.
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