We're not going to bore you into a coma by doing a step-by-step on how to take off the old junk. We'll just give the obligatory warning that care needs to be taken when removing the factory springs. They contain a lot of stored energy and if you don't remove them the right way you could end up becoming a very unhappy, quite injured camper. We disconnected the upper control arm from the spindle. The wizards over at QA1 later told us the install would have been even easier if we would've unbolted the lower control arm from the spindle since we wouldn't have had to disconnect the calipers. Next time we will give it a try.