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Coil Spring Compressor. Safest/most affordable/functional

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 6spdtaco, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:32 AM
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    Swampmonkey

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    Take the coil assembly to a garage that has a wall mounted compressor and pay them $20 to have it done. Let them deal with it....
     
  3. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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  4. Apr 10, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    Used this method to install OME 885x coils on my 5100s this weekend. Worked like a charm.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    Used that video method to install my 5100s at 2.5. Worked great.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    The video method is the only way to go. so much easier than using a spring compressor!
     
  7. Apr 13, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    After reviewing this video and looking under my 2012 Prerunner, I need to say this is the way to go. I think being a two wheel drive will make the job even easier. Now I need to decide on where to set my Billy's.

    Outstanding video. Took the guesswork out of my untried thought pattern.

    UPDATE: Installed rear 5100's. The difference from front to rear is now @1.75" ..... Hmmm

    Guess I will be setting my front 5100's to 1.75. I will update with pics before and after.

    Update #2
    Completed in about 4 hours. Mostly due to my learning curve. I did have to remove the brake line and AntiSkid wiring brackets to prevent damage. I also disconnected the UCA Ball Joint. Good lesson and Thanks again for the video.

    Update #3
    Got my Ride Rites installed. Alignment completed. Ride is better.
    I am very happy with the appearance.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    I'm doing the video method this weekend. Thanks TW and members.

    BTW, what are the torque specs for these bolts? Is it hard to break the lower control arm bolts loose?
     
  9. Apr 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    not sure on torque numbers but the bolts are not bad with the right tools. I have a big torque wrench that I use and it gives me plenty of leverage to get stubborn bolts.

    you can get one from harbor freight for less than 20 bucks of you dont have one.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    I've got the torque specs written down at home. The bolts holding the LCA to the frame weren't bad. The two underneath the lower ball joint are on there pretty good. Spray some PB on em and that helped out. Will you have somebody helping you? I did it myself...would of been easier if I had two jacks, but I gottr' done.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    By myself but I have two floor jacks, a bottle jack, four jack stands and a bunch of tools with air tools too . With all this info from everybody I feel very confident it will go smooth.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    You'll def be good to go!
     
  13. Apr 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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    Can I use this method for putting on 2" in-coil spacers too? Hoping to tackle it this weekend so I can get new wheels and 265/75R16 DuraTracs.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    Just finished mine plus a tire rotation. 4 hours and a bad back later...

    Be sure to mark the LCA adjustments with white marker. I made the mistake of using black on the first one and had a hell of a time getting it correct. Who knows if it really is?
     
  15. Apr 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    I might have to invest in the second one on the list, just to add to my collection.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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    Thank you for this video. What a life saver! Did it today and no problems whatsoever.
     
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