Originally Posted by asus611
Thanks for the replies... Yes, the Autozone rental is a viable option. Its not beyond my mechanical abilities.. its more of a laziness/fear of rental compressor exploding in my face than anything. I worked on my buddies tundra using the autzone compressors... and it was SHADY. I don't get scared working on cars but that instance left a weird taste in my mouth, if you know what I mean.
At this point in time I would prefer to have someone with a proper spring compressor do the dirty, even if I gotta give em a couple $20's.. Throwing on the assembled c/o is not a huge deal.
Oh I agree its a spooky experience & theres nothing minor about having a coil spring replacing your head if everything goes batshit on you but for the record I've used a couple diff. compressors & they all end up looking like they're going fly apart, but if $$ isn't an issue then by all means I'd just have someone do it but I'd try to be there when they do , I've heard a few horror stories, Chris4x4 had an incident with having some struts done somewhere, I guess they just fucked it all up they were set at diff. settings or something like that & tried to send them out that way, can't remember where he said it was done at.....