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spanner wrench

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Mexicutioner, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Mexicutioner

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    has anyone experienced using generic laser cut spanner wrenches??? im trying to use em for my 2.5 fox coilovers and dnt seem to be working. just in case i might have to buy some better ones. thanks
     
  2. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I think Chris4x4 made some , I'm not sure what he did with them , perhaps he will chime in .
     
  3. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I didnt "make" them, but re made existing ones......wich ColtsTRD threw away before I could test them...Anyway, a drill bit with a 3/8" shaft will work. A 25/64" is the actual size of the hole, IIRC.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    yeah i tried using em and no go so i might have to order me a new set. do they have to be fox's for it to work or as long as its for a 2.5 sized coilover??
     
  5. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    Hmm......I think the ones for King and Icon fit.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Sorry for trying to help .
     
  7. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    It was a valiant attempt.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    im liking the icon one from DSM, its got the 2 pins makes it nice and easy but dnt u need a small one and a larger one?? or can u just use the same one?? not sure....
     
  9. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    The holes are the same size. I prefer the straight adjuster bars, as they wont spin around under pressure, and you can apply alot of leverage.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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  11. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    I still don't get why people don't just use 9mm hex wrenches...like I do...all the time...
     
  12. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    im assuming they work just as well
     
  13. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    I dont like how they distort the hole. In the past, they have gotten distorted enough that the wrench slips out. Plus, The pin type adjuster is longer, allowing for more leverage. And a 9mm wrench is a little on the small side. THe actual hole diameter is 9.52mm....IIRC.
     
  14. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    I have never had a problem with any of the items you note. But then, all my experience is on Icons. I can't speak for other brands.
     
  15. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    Seems many folks have used the 9mm alen wrench method with good results. Im probably more ham fisted than others too...
     
  16. Oct 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    Have either of you guys tried the 9MM hex wrench on the toytec coilovers?
     
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