I posted this in the suspension section but got no reply.
What spring compressors have ya'll used that held up well?
I went to install my 882s on my truck the other day and was going to use a spring compressor of a friend's that used u-bolts. Once the struts were assembled the coils were too close together to get the u-bolts out. I tried again with a compressor I rented from autozone yesterday. It looked like this:
I had the same problem with it. The hooks were too thick to remove from the coils once assembled. So what compressors have ya'll used and where did you get them?
I saw some at advanced auto parts that looked like they could be removed, but also looked flimsy. I'd be scared to use them