Not sure if I should trust the small spring compressors I could borrow from the local auto store. And the shops all want about $100 to assemble the springs/Struts. Found 2 choices on line (I stay away from Harbor Frieght, it is all cheap Chinese built poor quality). For $129:
Needs to be mounted on the bench, assemble the spring/shock together then compress.
OTC 6494 Clamshell Strut Spring Compressor
$154 Portable, well made, but more expensive and best used with an air tool. You can compress the spring, and leave it compressed while you swap out the shock.
Anyone used these?