Can anyone explain how to remove the rear springs
in the GTV6. I hope it is as simple as disconnecting
lower shock nuts and watts linkage, then lowering
axle. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Yes that's all there is to it.On my GTV6 I have shankle springs (shorter) and I don't have to undo the Watts linkage to get them out.Keep track of the rubber and metal spacers and rings at the top and bottom to ease reassembly.
agree - dropping the ends of the watts and the bottom of the shocks is easier than stuffing around with spring compressors. This is only a 30min job with a trolley jack and two jackstands (have done at the racetrack between sessions to test different spring rates).
An old post but I searched it today so thought I may as well add to it. Removing original pogostick springs from '75 Alfetta today I also found that using web straps to hold the spring in a slightly compressed position helped. Also, slacking off, but not completely undoing, the rear sway bar mounts added a bit of extra slack in the transaxle to get the springs out. Keep in mind the 75 Alfetta Gt has a bump stop pin in the centre of the lower spring hat, so you have to clear that. I found pulling them directly out towards the rear and popping the spring over the bump stop pin with a small pry bar worked ok. The replacement centreline GTV6 springs are significantly shorter so hopefully less of a drag to install.