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Got mine right at my local Harbor freight on sale for $56 +/- !...
So if you did two lifts it would pay for itself. And if you prevented a piece of metal from breaking loose and flying into your skull you might save a dollar or two.

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I have seen these compressors fail and shoot into ceilings. They are great the 8 out of 10 times that nothing goes wrong but when they fail something is getting broken/maimed/killed.
That is exactly why I wrapped them with a couple nylon ratchet straps and then a blanket laying over the whole set up.

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Re: Coil Spring Compressors

In the past I have taken them to a local gargae and had them swap the springs for me.

$30.00, 15 min and one cup of coffee later an I was back to instaling.

Somethings are just easir if someone else dos it.

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Re: Coil Spring Compressors

yeha i keep hearing about them fail..

if you tighten one side too much i can see them pop out. the idea is very simple as far as the mechanics of a spring compressor. hey if you dont know how to use tools then you shouldnt be doing it in the first place. some idot in my school stuck his pencil in his eye falling asleep. should we say that pencils are dangerous. i dont believe the 8 outta 10 times for failure. i beleive there is 2 idiots for every ten people. lucky we have the good people on this forum

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So if you did two lifts it would pay for itself. ....
It paid for itself the first time I used it... I only
had to move the sway bar and the outer tie rod
out of the way, slipped this on, two pumps, and
the spring pressure was off the shocks, and I
could freely turn the spring adjusters on my
coilovers... Before this, I had to fight with two
hands and two 1/4" punches to adjust my coils...

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In the past I have taken them to a local gargae and had them swap the springs for me.

$30.00, 15 min and one cup of coffee later an I was back to instaling.

Somethings are just easir if someone else dos it.
Pep Boys did mine for $25 and Firestone aligned them shortly later with the Lifetime Wheel alignment for under $130

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Ahh. The good old finger removers.

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Next time I will definitely go this route. I used 4 clamps and they bowed so much I was very nervous. Even with blankets.
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I used to use one like this way back in the days when I worked at AutoZone.
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Re: Coil Spring Compressors

I was faced with the same problem last year and came up with my own solution..
https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...mpressors.html
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Re: Coil Spring Compressors

Avoid this POS at all costs: Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

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