with proper tools, compressing them isn't difficult at all. we don't know how you're equipped.
handling them while compressed is CRITICAL. i replaced the suspension in the Benz half dozen
times (ride height picky) and can now do it nearly blindfolded. but I am still giving it the respect
it deserves since it's under serious tension. If you're the least bit apprehensive and do not have
an on-site coach, better to pay for the safety and warrantied service and have someone do the job
oh...drat, that extra hour sleep. you're interested in SHOCKS. generally they come uncompressed.