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Old 02-05-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Coil Spring Compressor. Safest/most affordable/functional

I'd like to hear some opinions on different types of spring compressors.

Here are links to a few. Also feel free to suggest other ones I haven't listed.

My objective is to get one that will hold up to OME 885 and 886 coils.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Ton-Air-Hy...ht_3775wt_1270

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-Spring-...ht_2635wt_1043

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clamshell-St...ht_2326wt_1139

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...5071_200485071

Also, I am aware that I can take my struts to a shop and have it done. Lets keep those comments out of this thread. Thanks!
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Why not rent it?
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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These 2 have been used with good results:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Ton-Air-Hy...ht_3775wt_1270

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-Spring-...ht_2635wt_1043


But this one looks to be the most heavy duty.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...5071_200485071
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Why not rent it?
I haven't found a place that will rent anything but the cheapest junk compressors.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #7
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Autozone rents them. Advanced Auto rents them. O'Rileys rents them.
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Personally, I used this method and felt very safe doing it. it's very quick and easy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkVLBOnAifc
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^ I used that method not to long ago when replacing my strut mounts. Very easy and a lot safer than using the shitty compressors you get from Autozone, IMO.
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^ I used that method not to long ago when replacing my strut mounts. Very easy and a lot safer than using the shitty compressors you get from Autozone, IMO.
I used the cheap style not to long ago and it was sketchy. They both were bowing and this was on ebitech springs
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Autozone rents them. Advanced Auto rents them. O'Rileys rents them.
Yes, they rent compressors. Shitty compressors. Thanks for playing.

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I haven't found a place that will rent anything but the cheapest junk compressors.
Maybe I should emphasize that I want to own one. I have more than one vehicle which will need this tool in the future, and the lower control arm video technique doesn't interest me.
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Personally, I used this method and felt very safe doing it. it's very quick and easy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkVLBOnAifc
subbed. I think Im gonna do this.

I called expert tire and they said they wont touch my truck unless I buy the shocks from them...DB's...I guess they will see my truck for a free alignment since I got the lifetime alignment and its already paid for itself

the dealer wanted 200 to install. Cant beat free!
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anyone else use the video technique? I'm considering doing this too...
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anyone else use the video technique? I'm considering doing this too...
Yep - on 886's. Worked like a charm.....
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bump. I used this method yesterday and it was super easy! there is no way in hell I would use a spring compresser over this method. Safe, easy, and fast. I wish I would have had new springs to put on while I had my old ones out though.
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bump. I used this method yesterday and it was super easy! there is no way in hell I would use a spring compresser over this method. Safe, easy, and fast. I wish I would have had new springs to put on while I had my old ones out though.
I used this on my toytec coilovers to adjust and it worked great as well.
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Used this today to swap out my 886 coils to 885 coils. Worked great. Very safe if used properly.
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