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How "NOT" to do struts!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4WD, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    4WD

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  2. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    Wait for it !
     
  3. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    the scary part is it seems to be an actual shop i would expect that kind of stupidity out of a bunch of guys in a garage working on a Tacoma LOL
     
  4. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    nothing amazes me anymore.........
     
  5. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    wow, def not a toyota dealer, looks more like an independent type shop, what a complete idiot. i was nervous just waiting and watching.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    That was like a small explosion .
     
  7. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    I agree with all the above & yeah theres alot of guys here that want to do there own, which is fine but the urge to take a "short cut" is always there, i posted this to remind all that compressed coil over struts are no joke when done incorrectly
     
  8. Dec 19, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    How was he expecting to get it back to gether without a spring compressor? It is possible to get it apart (dangerous don't do it) but without a compressor it is impossible to put a spring on a strut. You need something to give you a mechanical advantage.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    From the looks of it and the response from the peanut gallery, i think they did it on purpose. Why? I have no idea, but on purpose or not, thats just plain STUPID!!!
     
  10. Dec 19, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    Maybe he wasn't planning on surviving? :notsure:
     
  11. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    This should be a sticky so we can direct the " I've never worked on my truck before , but how hard could a lift install be ?" guys to it .
     
  12. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    this^^
     
  13. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    who you callin' a peanut fool !!?? :p




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    yup prolly should...;)
     
  14. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    The people talking and laughing during the video. Not those making fun of the video.
     
  15. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    I hope he didn't plan on re using that strut since about 4 threads on the end of it are now gone.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    I got a funny feeling that someone who thinks this is a good idea probably didn't think that far ahead.
     
  17. Dec 22, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    True enough.
     
  18. Dec 22, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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  19. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    where is that shop so:

    1: I never take any of my vehicles there, and

    2) I never park in that lot!

    holly crap that guy's a moron.
     
  20. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    haha, how ya been dude ??
     
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