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Spring compressor tool

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Red Freighter, May 24, 2016.

  1. May 24, 2016 at 4:44 PM
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    Red Freighter

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    I called a rental store to rent a spring compressor tool and they told me to check out O'reilly auto parts and they will loan you these with a deposit, how cool is that.
     
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  2. May 24, 2016 at 4:44 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Cool beans, Fred!
     
  3. May 24, 2016 at 5:06 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis I need a beer.

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    Just be careful. Things are dangerous.
     
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  4. May 24, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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    I'm already scared.
     
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  5. May 24, 2016 at 5:57 PM
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    Read all the safety on a spring compressor. Make sure it has safety on it to catch it if it slips.. Those things will kill you or hurt you badly. Alot of stored energy man.
     
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  6. May 24, 2016 at 8:26 PM
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    i've compressed springs with a floorjack while they were in place over the shock which worked awesome but it was on a tacoma. i do know that the screw type compressors make me nervous too. if the floor jack way was an impossibility i would probably pay to just have them compressed at a spring shop but that's just me.
     
  7. May 24, 2016 at 8:33 PM
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    Black Wolf

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    I paid ToyTec extra to fit my OME's together. If ToyTec didn't provide that service, my friend has a commercial spring compressor like ToyTec's. I've lived too long now to mess with suicide potential rentals. You can really frack yourself up.
     
  8. May 24, 2016 at 9:50 PM
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    It will be OK I'll do this really far from my truck.
     
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  9. May 25, 2016 at 8:21 AM
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    I purchased the harbor freight ones when i did them on my Tacoma and helped my brother on his car.
    Well the first set failed after a few uses. Had to get another set. They changed the design between the first set and new set to fix the problem where they failed for me. Still dangerous. Think they were around $15 so you know they weren't quality.

    I don't see them on the website any longer so maybe they were too much of a risk to be selling. :boom:
     
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  10. May 25, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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    I need to do this to install my 5100's and now I am considering just having my shop do it for me lol sounds like a death trap
     
  11. May 25, 2016 at 9:57 AM
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  12. May 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM
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    That looks like it's time to call the fire department.
     
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  13. May 25, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    This is prime example never use harbor freight tools when it comes to force applied on the tool.
     
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  14. May 25, 2016 at 11:24 AM
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    I bought some in January from harbor freight and used them. They were only good for the one time I used them and boy was I very nervous every turn.
     
  15. May 25, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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    Those don't look like the ones I had.
     
  16. May 25, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    I used them twice (2 springs first round, one spring second round). They failed on the forth spring I compressed. Ended up buying another set because they were only like $12, just to finish the job i started. The new set was a little different and addressed the issue that i had, the failing point.

    The changed had something to do with it being a bolt instead of a threaded rod with nut.
    [​IMG]
    konis24_602a03fa35bccccc5de7301c64b0723e3ed97b9d.jpg
     
  17. May 25, 2016 at 12:26 PM
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    Those look scarey
     
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    O'Reilly Auto parts shows the internal spring style that wont work for a coilover.
    [​IMG]
     
  21. May 25, 2016 at 5:46 PM
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    The way I look at it. Buy top notch spring compressors. Just like I pay a premium price for Pendleton wool shirts or a premium truck like a Tundra.
     
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  22. May 25, 2016 at 5:59 PM
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    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Why go cheap with your Tundra? I buy stuff from Harbor Freight from time to time. Who doesn't? I'll pay $10 bucks for a cheapy drill bit set for cheapy jobs. Truck tools are Snap on or Matco.
     
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