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Spring compressor for front coil-overs

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Lurkin, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Feb 15, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    Lurkin

    Lurkin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone in the Houston area have the necessary spring compressor to change out the shocks in an 09 Tacoma?

    Been trying to get myself and a few places scheduled, but having little luck. Seems that everyone is getting their vehicles worked on these days, and finding someone to take the time, when I have the time, is getting tough.

    Any leads? Have one, know where to rent one, etc.?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    You can normally rent one at your local auto parts store.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    yotarob2005

    yotarob2005 Kiss My IFS

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    I have one (sort of - it is my buddies) in Bryan/College Station, would be glad to help you one weekend for a couple of bud lights. We just had a wrench meet in Houston last Saturday, you should of come & we could of done it then.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    cdn_bacon

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    Rob: Keith tried to compress my springs to get those struts out and change cups around...it didn't work.

    I took my springs and struts to NTB on Hwy6, skipped the front desk and walked in and talked to the mechanic directly. He put down the job he was working on, took 20 min and put my springs together and I slipped him $20 cash.

    20min, $20, ...no risk of death from trying to compress myself...sounds like a deal to me!:D
     
  5. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    yotarob2005

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    His springs are no where near as strong as yours are, we have done OE springs several times with out any problems. If he is trying to reuse his springs, then he would have to pull everything apart first, then go get them done. I agree that with the OME springs need to be proffesionally done.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Appreciate the input so far. Yes, I have the stock SR5 springs, no aftermarkets. Bryan is a ways for me, I am in Pearland (south of Houston), but I'll keep it in mind, was hoping for someone a bit closer.

    I saw the notice for the wrench session, but didn't see anyone bringing a spring compressor, and I didn't think my local mechanics were going to be that busy, so I didn't drive up.

    My biggest problem so far is not wanting to take the coil overs off, then not be able to get someone to change them out.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    Simon2150

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    Sweet!
     
  8. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    me man, you weakling :quickdraw:
     
  9. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    just a heads up........i bought a clam shell type spring compressor from harborfreightUSA.com a week ago.........right around $50 and shipping.........seems pretty well built to me....has the locking pins so the coils cant fly out.........should be alot safter than the kind you rent.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    yotarob2005

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    My buddies has the locking pins also, we have used it to install a few spacer lifts witout any problems
     
  11. Feb 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    getting there....
    good to know.:)
     
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