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Tip to easily compress springs at home without scratches

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Wmitch352, Jan 12, 2024.

  1. Jan 12, 2024 at 10:55 AM
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    Wmitch352

    Wmitch352 [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys- Here is a quick cheap and easy solution for compressing springs at home to assemble your coil overs.

    All you need to buy is this 3M film and spring compressor attached below. I'm sure you could find something around the house to substitute for this film but it is durable and stays in place. I've tried many spring compressors and this is my favorite for an at home solution. The jaws are small and easily slide in and out between the coils.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S4MV7KP?ie=UTF8

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VG8DS0?ie=UTF8&th=1

    I like to put two layers on the film on the four points where the compressor jaws make contact and ratchet down five turns per side until you can slip the top cap on.

    Before someone asks- the sriracha is a 50/50 blend of synthetic grease and oil as lube for firearms and truck stuff. Highly recommend.

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  2. Jan 12, 2024 at 11:29 AM
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    Saltyhero13

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    Fuel delete mod Cup holder upgrade
    I hear Sriracha helps.
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2024 at 11:50 AM
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    Spring scratches I've seen it all
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2024 at 1:31 PM
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    Wmitch352

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    Fair. My last truck I put a set of kings on got scratched to hell with the harbor freight special which quickly turned into rust. Figured some folks may not want that if installing for yourself or a friend. This is a solution.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2024 at 8:22 AM
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    crikeymike

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    That's a good tip!!
     

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