A spring compressor is required to remove the spring. You must know what you're doing here because the spring must be compressed enough to get it off the spring perch and out of the shock tower. The force of the compressed spring can be deadly if mishandled. While we've tackled this type of procedure before, it was nice to have seasoned experts at Don & Harold's handle it safely. Once the spring is adequately squeezed together with the compressor, it can be safely removed.