Originally Posted by Splitz
is it a lot of work to do the springs/shocks?
You jack up the car, set the chassis on jack stands. Put a jack under the axle and jack it up slightly.
Lay down the back seat, and right at the top of the almost vertical section behind the seat back, you'll find a perforated place in the carpet. Gently pull it open. Remove the nut on the top of the shock shaft (located under the foam block that is under the carpet).
Get under the car, remove the bolt that holds the shock to the axle. Push up on the shock and pull the bolt out of the hole (or lower the jack a bit until it just comes out easily).
Repeat on other side.
Tighten nuts on axle end and inside car.
To change the springs, you just remove the nut on the bottom of the shock that holds it to the axle, push the stud out of the hole, lower the jack (and axle) a little bit (don't let it stretch the brake lines, they are the next thing to limit how far down the axle can go), lift the springs out of each side, swap, raise axle and install nuts on shocks.
Neither is a difficult job. It just takes some basic work.
Hope that helps.