In my driveway I lifted the rear with the factory jack pint and allowed the suspension to sag...remove the shocks and replace springs and nivomats. The rear was so much easier than the frnt :bigthumb:If you're up on a lift, I would say you could do that. If you're in your garage/driveway, it's hard to get the leverage to get that spring out. But, I see your point. You really DON'T have to drop the entire cradle. Personal preference I suppose.