I tried. I used the same external mounted compressors I used to take the old ones off. There was no way they would fit into the shock tower with the two tighteners on each side of the coil. So I had to uncompress the coil. Took the car to my house and approached the auto body guy that lives next door. We tried again, tightened the spring, installed a special hook to hold the backside in place of the compressor. Removed the rear side compressor and left the front side on. The hook popped off the spring with a "copinnnnnng!!". I had my hand on the spring too. Nothing happened fortunately. The spring was all bent over towards the remaining compressor. If this reads confusing, it was. Simply put, the compresser I tried to use would not work no matter how they were oriented. I suppose a trip to the alignment shop is the safer, least frustrating alternative. They can install them this time.