I use the weight of the car to do the fronts.
Exactly; have a hefty friend gently sit on the front of the car while you unbolt the center front bolt, with the wheels on the ground.
I find it easier to plant the jack under the car Before putting weight on the car.
Unbolt the bolt; it may come up a couple of inches; maybe not; depending on girth of said friend.
Move friend off car slowly, jack up car, remove shock, spring etc.
Reverse process to reinstall; you need to guide shock shaft thru the mount in the shock tower as friend applies weight while you jack under the front knuckle, to get it to go back together.
For sport springs, you can get it in the hole easily with a 400lb friend.
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