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Will McPherson strut spring compressor work for 881s?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by x2468, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Apr 11, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    x2468

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  2. Apr 11, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Those are pretty cheap, and have been known to bend, but Yes.....they "work".
     
  3. Apr 11, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    Yep, thats exactly what I have.

    make sure you alternate the direction of the compressor. I.e. The bolt facing the top of the spring on one side and slip the spring compressor over on the other side of the spring so the bolt is facing down.

    Make sure they are evenly spaced on the spring as well. Too much to one side and the spring won't compress evenly.

    Also, although you can use hand tools which I have done before, I don't recommend it. Air tools make the job much easier.

    Only tighten a little bit at a time per side. You want to apply even compression to both sides of the spring.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    Mine bend a little bit when fully compress but they always straighten back up when uncompressed. I have used them for more suspension jobs than I can count.
     
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