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With the front of the car raised and the wheels removed, the stock shocks and springs need to be removed. Unbolt the shock from the spring perch and shock tower, then remove the shocks and top mounts from the car. Our car had springs that had been trimmed to lower ride height, so they were easily removed by pressing down on the upper control arm. If your car has stock springs, you will need a spring compressor, typically available by the hour from tool rental shops or for purchase at most auto-parts stores.