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Old 12-22-2011, 09:20 PM   #21
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wow, def not a toyota dealer, looks more like an independent type shop, what a complete idiot. i was nervous just waiting and watching.
x2 man i was waiting for this guy to get mangled

i saw one come off an actual press and hit the ceiling in our shop yeas ago it scared the living shit out me. now i have the fear of doing them myself
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #23
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:57 AM   #25
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Glad I saw this because I am doing my front shocks soon. Those things are under some tension!

Did you hear the guy say "it's a cell phone we don't got a lot of tape"?
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:02 AM   #26
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if a shop has lifts and whatnot, why the fuck dont they have a compressor?
or are they just stupid...

probably just stupid...
nvm.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:18 AM   #27
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That is also the lazy way to do it.

They knew what was going to happen...

What gets me is they don't give a crap about sending a customers spring flying across the parking lot...
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i cant lie, ive done this, scariest shit of my life. bought a compress right after. lol

edit: just finish the video, the springs i did didnt jump out like his though. they were for a car with lowering springs so it wasnt that bad.. lol
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:51 AM   #29
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i cant lie, ive done this, scariest shit of my life. bought a compress right after. lol

edit: just finish the video, the springs i did didnt jump out like his though. they were for a car with lowering springs so it wasnt that bad.. lol

You mean not like an 885 cranked allll the way up ??...

not only did the coil take off like a cannon ball but the strut shot backwards about the same...
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:02 PM   #30
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #31
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Yup, those dipshats are definitely lining themselves up for a future Darwin Award.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #32
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
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FWIW, It could have been a new guy, and the others were fucking with him making him do it that way. SMart? No. Does it Happen? Yes. Happened to me years ago when my boss told me to remove the center nut on a 14 spring leaf pack off a 55K GVW truck. He handed me a wrench, and said "I need you to get that nut off!" then walked away laughing. Welp....I knew what was gonna happen, so I fired up a cutting torch, Turned the spring pack so it was facing into his office. I backed the pack with my foot (in a steel toe boot), and cut the nut off. about 4 springs made it into his office, which was 40 feet away. They crashed into his desk, and I heard this "WHAT IN THE FUCK!!!" He came out and saw my holding the centerpin and I said to him "I got it off for ya!".
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FWIW, It could have been a new guy, and the others were fucking with him making him do it that way. SMart? No. Does it Happen? Yes. Happened to me years ago when my boss told me to remove the center nut on a 14 spring leaf pack off a 55K GVW truck. He handed me a wrench, and said "I need you to get that nut off!" then walked away laughing. Welp....I knew what was gonna happen, so I fired up a cutting torch, Turned the spring pack so it was facing into his office. I backed the pack with my foot (in a steel toe boot), and cut the nut off. about 4 springs made it into his office, which was 40 feet away. They crashed into his desk, and I heard this "WHAT IN THE FUCK!!!" He came out and saw my holding the centerpin and I said to him "I got it off for ya!".

I approve of this post.. well played Chris...well played...

But hey, you DID get the nut off, just following orders....
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I approve of this post.. well played Chris...well played...

But hey, you DID get the nut off, just following orders....
Yes I did! And I tought him not to fuck with me anymore
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Whats even more stupid, on the aircraft side of the house, when putting oleo struts together they forget to install the locking ring or use the high pressure nitrogen 3000psi and charge the shock. People have been killed like that and this wil. definitely do damage if not kill someone. completely stupid.
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Whats even more stupid, on the aircraft side of the house, when putting oleo struts together they forget to install the locking ring or use the high pressure nitrogen 3000psi and charge the shock. People have been killed like that and this wil. definitely do damage if not kill someone. completely stupid.

Yep, nothing says your dead like a half ton of compressed energy released at once & less than 2ft. from your head
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #37
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Took my old coils in to a local shop this weekend to swap the new ones. The first shop had a wall mound compressor but said they couldn't get the top bolt off so the sent me to another shop. When I get there he lays it on the ground and took the bolt off and i warned him that could be a bad idea but he continued anyway. I stepped around the corner until he finished. All I could think about was this video. I watched him do the second one from a distance and little to no pressure on them. I still would never recommend or try that myself especially when he had a wall mounted compressor right there.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:04 AM   #38
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I noticed that the description on youtube said that the strut was bent, so they couldn't use a compressor. Seems odd that a compressor wouldn't fit, but hard knowing without details. Still, the way it was done was incredibly foolish.
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That garage is something. What's their calendar look like. I would like to get my struts done with the off chance that I might take out a so called mechanic in the process.
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i do this all the time on subarus. but those struts are not under any pressure. sure was fun to watch
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