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Which compressor

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 270, May 11, 2010.

  1. May 11, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    270

    270 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Going to do my lift and went to get a spring compressor at autozone and the guy asked if i wanted the coil compressor or the strut, what the hell is the difference?
     
  2. May 11, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    You want the strut. A strut has a shock in the middle of the spring. A standard coil compressor is for the coils that dont have a shock inside. It goes on the inside to compress the coil.

    PS Where in Cali are you? if youre in norcal i can help you. I have a professional spring compressor. Much safer than what you get at autozone.
     
  3. May 11, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    Thanks a lot but sorry im in so cal. Im still debating to rent the compressor or take it somewhere to put the coils on, but from what i hear theres a lot of shops/bozos who install them upside down or something.
     
  4. May 11, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    I don't think there are a lot of shops who install them wrong, but there are plenty of shops that charge too much for it. On the other hand, there is a reason we call the autozone spring compressors names like "suicide sticks" and "widow makers".
     
  5. May 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    HaHa yea they didnt look very dependable, I guess ill just keep doing some more homework.
     
  6. May 11, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    Mxpatriot

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    Money pit.
    If I were you, I'd take it to a shop and have them put the coilover together with their compressor and then install the new coilover yourself, if you know how to.

    Just not worth the strain or the risk with shitty spring compressors.
     
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