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How "NOT" to do struts!

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

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    stunt man hans

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    x2 man i was waiting for this guy to get mangled :eek:

    i saw one come off an actual press and hit the ceiling in our shop yeas ago it scared the living shit out me. now i have the fear of doing them myself:eek:
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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  3. Jan 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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  4. Jan 10, 2012 at 5:27 AM
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    It's a good thing no one was walking through the parking lot or driving by when the spring let loose.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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    Glad I saw this because I am doing my front shocks soon. Those things are under some tension!

    Did you hear the guy say "it's a cell phone we don't got a lot of tape"? :facepalm:
     
  6. Jan 21, 2012 at 1:02 AM
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    if a shop has lifts and whatnot, why the fuck dont they have a compressor?
    or are they just stupid...

    probably just stupid...
    nvm.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2012 at 1:18 AM
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    That is also the lazy way to do it.

    They knew what was going to happen...

    What gets me is they don't give a crap about sending a customers spring flying across the parking lot...
     
  8. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    i cant lie, ive done this, scariest shit of my life. bought a compress right after. lol

    edit: just finish the video, the springs i did didnt jump out like his though. they were for a car with lowering springs so it wasnt that bad.. lol
     
  9. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    You mean not like an 885 cranked allll the way up ??...:eek::eek::eek::D

    not only did the coil take off like a cannon ball but the strut shot backwards about the same...:eek:
     
  10. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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  11. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    Yup, those dipshats are definitely lining themselves up for a future Darwin Award.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    FWIW, It could have been a new guy, and the others were fucking with him making him do it that way. SMart? No. Does it Happen? Yes. Happened to me years ago when my boss told me to remove the center nut on a 14 spring leaf pack off a 55K GVW truck. He handed me a wrench, and said "I need you to get that nut off!" then walked away laughing. Welp....I knew what was gonna happen, so I fired up a cutting torch, Turned the spring pack so it was facing into his office. I backed the pack with my foot (in a steel toe boot), and cut the nut off. about 4 springs made it into his office, which was 40 feet away. They crashed into his desk, and I heard this "WHAT IN THE FUCK!!!" He came out and saw my holding the centerpin and I said to him "I got it off for ya!".
     
  13. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    I approve of this post.. well played Chris...well played...:thumbsup:

    But hey, you DID get the nut off, just following orders....;)
     
  14. Feb 19, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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    Yes I did! :) And I tought him not to fuck with me anymore :p
     
  15. Feb 19, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    Whats even more stupid, on the aircraft side of the house, when putting oleo struts together they forget to install the locking ring or use the high pressure nitrogen 3000psi and charge the shock. People have been killed like that and this wil. definitely do damage if not kill someone. completely stupid.
     
  16. Feb 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    Yep, nothing says your dead like a half ton of compressed energy released at once & less than 2ft. from your head
     
  17. May 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    Took my old coils in to a local shop this weekend to swap the new ones. The first shop had a wall mound compressor but said they couldn't get the top bolt off so the sent me to another shop. When I get there he lays it on the ground and took the bolt off and i warned him that could be a bad idea but he continued anyway. I stepped around the corner until he finished. All I could think about was this video. I watched him do the second one from a distance and little to no pressure on them. I still would never recommend or try that myself especially when he had a wall mounted compressor right there.
     
  18. Jun 16, 2012 at 7:04 AM
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    I noticed that the description on youtube said that the strut was bent, so they couldn't use a compressor. Seems odd that a compressor wouldn't fit, but hard knowing without details. Still, the way it was done was incredibly foolish.
     
  19. Jul 26, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    That garage is something. What's their calendar look like. I would like to get my struts done with the off chance that I might take out a so called mechanic in the process.
     
  20. Aug 14, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    i do this all the time on subarus. but those struts are not under any pressure. sure was fun to watch :D
     
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