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Coil compressor

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Elliotttr35, May 11, 2017.

  1. May 11, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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    Elliotttr35

    Elliotttr35 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hiluxski

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    I just learned a trick and it worked perfect not using a coil spring compressor use your truck , there's a video floating around here on how to do it and I watched it and it worked perfect better than any spring compressor . use the lower control arm and leave the shock mount it in the upper mount just take that nut off and lower the lower control arm and it comes right out it's so easy it's wonderful.reassembly is a breeze if you're putting any spacers are changing the coils just put it right back together put the nut back on done
     
  3. May 11, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    Thanks @Hiluxski! I saw that video as well, I'll give it a go.
     
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  4. May 11, 2017 at 8:28 PM
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    Ugh. I hate those things. I've gotten those to work... but it's super sketchy.
     
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  5. May 11, 2017 at 8:36 PM
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    Link please
     
  6. May 11, 2017 at 8:44 PM
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    Thanks :cheers:
     
  8. May 11, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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    Used that method a week ago. Works great.
     
  9. May 12, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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    I wouldn't recommend those OP they can be very dangerous.
    I've used the wight of the vehicle to compress\decompress springs for many years before the videos were made and it's worked very well for me on non strut suspensions also. Lot safer!

    Cheers
     
  10. May 12, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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    smitty99

    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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    I did a write up on this you can view from my sig links below.

    Another option is to find a little tire shop in the hood you can offer 20 bucks to use their wall mounted style compressor
     
  11. May 12, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    This method of using the trucks weight is very effective. There's no way I'd used the 2 piece screw in ones mentioned in the OP. If you aren't comfortable with the truck weight/floor jack method you can always find a local repair shop and have them assemble the struts for you, I can't imagine the labor on it would be too bad.
     
  12. May 12, 2017 at 9:06 AM
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    I suggested this to someone the other day. Hood shops are a valuable resource, saved my ass a few times.
     
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