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Eibach coils destroyed my mechanic's spring compressor

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by aphex, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Nov 7, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    aphex

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    ... So I don't get my truck back until tomorrow now. 5100's are @ zero too... Guess the tool wasn't rated for 620 lb/in.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    GHOST TACO

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    damn...the eibach coils are strong'''
     
  3. Nov 7, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Your mechanic needs to upgrade to big boy tools :rolleyes:
     
  4. Nov 7, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    ^^^This
     
  5. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Pretty sure that's what's going on now.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    OZ-T

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    That must have got his attention
     
  7. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    Seems weird. I cranked mine down with the 5100's at 2.5 and 1.75 with a cheap ass $30 spring compressor from harbor freight.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    Geez I'm just hoping he didn't install the lower spring seat upside-down or something.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    I attempted to compress my Eibach's with this:

    [​IMG]

    ... When it started bending I decided I did not want to risk getting hurt.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    This is kinda why I didn't do it myself. Not crazy about the detrimental effects of potential energy.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    I got a different model, same style as that one but the hooks were too big to fit between the coils. Had to return it. I ordered that hydraulic compressor and it worked fine with the stock springs but the Eibachs had me sketched out.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    When i installed the eibachs i used my floor jack and used the weight of the vehicle to replace them ..i know it is not the safest way but all the spring compressors i was using were not compressing the spring enough..:(
     
  14. Nov 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    I did the same. MUCH safer than having a spring compressor break!
     
  15. Nov 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    This stone age compressor has over 20 sets of coils under its belt.
    Eibachs at .85 on 5100s, 885s, 886, stockers at 2.5.
    Still works, not real fast but dependable and way safer than the half assed loaners from auto parts stores.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Nov 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    Seems legit
     
  17. Nov 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    620# springs are very light in terms of truck springs ....his machine was old and abused I'm sure.

    My 700# springs prob would of exploded the machine
     
  18. Nov 9, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    Yeah... Actually when I asked about what happened he said there wasn't even that much load on it when it happened. Said the tool was old and had it coming. Lucky it wasn't when fully compressed I guess.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    I had my springs done on this exact compressor and it works the best from any springs compressors I have ever seen.
     
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