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Old 06-16-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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Would you trust this coil compressor?

Hello,

I'm about to install the 5100's on my 02 tacoma this weekend, the only place I could find that sell coil compressors was princess auto (which is known for its cheap tools) Would you guys trust this or should I take the coils somewhere and have the struts swapped in a shop?



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FYI I've used a very similar unit that I borrowed from Canadian Tire years back without problems but that was for a Jetta
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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Yes, I used that style on my Tundra springs.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:49 AM   #3
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No. But they do work. So be careful
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:51 AM   #4
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No. But they do work. So be careful
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:52 AM   #5
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I wouldnt trust it. You can get a better compressor from Harbor frieght for under $50.00.......
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:52 AM   #6
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Yes, I used that style on my Tundra springs.
You got lucky.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:53 AM   #7
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I used something like that with my lift. i changed my lift 3 diff times, all using that compressor. it works, but without air tools, its damn near impossible. good luck and be patient

it was more like this
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You got lucky.
Skill..........

They went in the trash afterwards.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:54 AM   #9
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Skill..........

They went in the trash afterwards.
You haz no skillz.....c'ept for fishing....I'll give ya that....
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:55 AM   #10
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advance autoparts loans out better ones for free. i think it's just a $50 deposite that you get back when you bring the tool back
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:56 AM   #11
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I bought a used set on eBay that looked beefer than those for a total cost of $15. The bolts flexed as I was cranking them down and it looked a little scary. If your in doubt about using them take them to a shop and avoid the worry. The instructions for these spring compressers says not to use air tools, but we did and nothing adverse happened. I used a set without air tools one time and my fore arms looked like "popeye" the sailor's after the endless cranking with a 1/2 ratchet.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:56 AM   #12
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OK thanks,

They also have this model that I just found. Think it's any better?

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Old 06-16-2010, 10:57 AM   #13
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I used something like that with my lift. i changed my lift 3 diff times, all using that compressor. it works, but without air tools, its damn near impossible. good luck and be patient

it was more like this
Those look like the ones you can rent from autozone. Very heavy duty and safe.

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Old 06-16-2010, 10:58 AM   #14
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This one is better:








And this is better yet:

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Old 06-16-2010, 11:02 AM   #17
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I would'nt even wanna be within 50 feet of that first one

That looks like it might be able handle a spring from my mechanical pencil
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They are not ideal but I have used that type of spring compressor twice.

You do need a air compressor and impact wrench. Just tighten one side a bit, then the other side, and back and forth.
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Those look like the ones you can rent from autozone. Very heavy duty and safe.

I used a similar one to this from NAPA. I'm pretty sure you have NAPA in Canada. The one I rented was a little beefier and came from their KD tool line that is geared toward commercial garages. You can see one side in the upper center of this pic:

The drive nut was 15/16" and I used regular old hand tools. Time consuming, yes, but good exercise. HINT: Lubricate the threads with 30w.
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