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Compressing Springs

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Taco76087, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Mar 27, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    Taco76087

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    i need help removing my coils from the shocks. My spring compressors don't really fit. If anyone could help me install my 5100's, I just need help with the coils.

    Thanks. I'm in the DFW area.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    Why don't the spring compressors fit?
     
  3. Mar 27, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    I got the set I have on the highest coil I could get the hook deal on, which was only about half way up the spring. The coil is still touching the top plate. So do I need another set of compressors to get it the rest of the way? To get enough space between the coil to fit the hook of the compressors?
     
  4. Mar 27, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    I understand your problem. Even though you've compressed a section of the coil, the rest of the coil has expanded enough to make up the difference. Sometimes you can take the top bolt off even though the coil still touches the plate. As you take that bolt off, you'll get another 1/4" or so of room. If you choose to try this, do it very carefully!!!! Have both ends pointing in safe directions. If the bolt is getting easier to turn, you're probably ok. If the bolt stays tight as you run out of threads, don't continue.

    Is the compressor the Autozone two separate bolts with hooks type? If so, you can get them farther up the coil. First, take each bolt apart. Working with the pieces individually is easier than working with the whole compressor. If you can't put the hook in higher at first, start it lower then spin it around the coil to a higher spot. Do the same with the other side going the other direction, then thread the bolt through the hooks. I've done this 3 times with those Autozone compressors. Every time the hooks needed a little rubber mallet love to convince them to go where I wanted them.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Hey thanks for all your help. I'm going to try and see the bolt, if it turns loose, if not, I'm going to go rent some compressors and have four on there for good measure. Thanks
     
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