Coil Spring replacement
I just picked up a set of replacement coil springs for my 2000 Quigley E-350. Quigley gave me the Ford part number over the phone based on my vin. I picked up the 4600 pound springs instead of the 4200's because the van is heavy and getting heavier. The reason for replacement is that the van is high mileage with original springs which are compressed at the top- first three coils are pretty much touching eachother.
The question is whether the springs will need a spring compressor to remove and replace them, or if the axle will drop far enough to let them just slide out. My spring compressor doesn't have hooks quite big enough to seat on the wire making it a sketchy proposition. I have changed springs in Rabbit GTI's, Golf Gti's, subaru wrx's and sti's, Jeep Wranglers, but never a Ford e-350. From my experience, most require compressors, but some don't.
Thanks for your input