Originally Posted by NeedForSpeed
the replacement spring arrived and will be going out in the next day or two...
Honestly, I don't want another spring. Give the spring to someone else rather than waste the money and effort to ship it to me, please.
I don't want to wait any longer to install the shock, and have decided I am going to be covering it up with a neoprene or ballistic nylon cover/whatever bootie anyway, so having boogered powdercoat or fresh and minty powder coat, won't make any difference.
The spring compressor I bought to try and take the original spring off won't fit in between the coils, and I still don't have a pin tool to undo the preload collar anyway, so at this point I'm calling it done with my attention and money spent on the matter.