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Im having a hard time, someone help?? please...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Pinoyisme, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Feb 27, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    Pinoyisme

    Pinoyisme [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im having a hard time right now installing my 3inch lift on my truck. Right now im trying to compress my coils to have enough space to unscrew the coil plate and install the block. Right now im using coil compressers and a air gun and or ratchet to try and get it down but my compresser is bowing out and its seems like its gettin risky.

    Is there like a industrial coil compresser?? or something i can rent that will make things safer to compress the coils??

    me and my brother-in-law spent about 5 hours tryin to figure out how to do this ONE COIL!!! and tomorrow is gonna be my last free day to get everything done.

    HELP???
     
  2. Feb 27, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    AK27

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    sorry i cant really help you out but here's a bump!
     
  3. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    i have seen this done... not really safe, lower the truck back down get three EXTRA heavy duty tie straps loop them around the coils pull tight as you can. when you lift the truck back up you should have room.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    we kinda had a same idea but we put the coil back in the truck, and put a jack under the a-arm and we jacked it up to compress the coil and we tried to put back the compressor but it didnt have space for the hooks to slide through onto the coils...but i think tie straps might be my last resort.

    anyone kno where i can rent a 2ton strut coil compressor???

    THANKS FOR THE BUMP AK27 lol....
     
  5. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    Packman73

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    Sympathy bump.;)
     
  6. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    try advance auto.. just be careful with whatever you decide. i have see/heard of guys getting hurt in this situation. if you do get the compressor on the coils, keep a towel around them tightly just in case it tries to fly off while handling them
     
  7. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    colinb17

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    ^^^advance autoparts has them. i think you have to put down a $50 deposite, but you get that back when you return the spring compressor.
     
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