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 Post subject: Re: ACT borrow and share
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 1:40 pm 
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Hi All,
Does anyone have a coil spring compressor that I could borrow sometime. Swapping out the sls for a kyb/king setup.
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 Post subject: Re: ACT borrow and share
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 3:33 pm 
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mallion wrote:
Hi All,
Does anyone have a coil spring compressor that I could borrow sometime. Swapping out the sls for a kyb/king setup.
Cheers


Pretty sure I have those really dodgy scary to use ones that you put one on each side... Turn your face away... Then rattle them slowly down and hope you don't die!

I can have a look.

Although, honestly I find I don't need spring compressors too often these days. After market springs tend to be able to be man handled into struts, although only lowering springs, not sure what you've got. And getting the stock springs out of the existing struts is a case of rattling the top nut off while the assembly is lying on the lawn... With your foot on the spring. Dodgy, but works a treat and less death defying than spring compressors.

EDIT: I'm not responsible for any injuries doing any of the above may cause!

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 Post subject: Re: ACT borrow and share
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:01 pm 
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S2-13BT wrote:
Pretty sure I have those really dodgy scary to use ones that you put one on each side... Turn your face away... Then rattle them slowly down and hope you don't die!

I can have a look.

Although, honestly I find I don't need spring compressors too often these days. After market springs tend to be able to be man handled into struts, although only lowering springs, not sure what you've got. And getting the stock springs out of the existing struts is a case of rattling the top nut off while the assembly is lying on the lawn... With your foot on the spring. Dodgy, but works a treat and less death defying than spring compressors.

EDIT: I'm not responsible for any injuries doing any of the above may cause!

Would be great if I could borrow those if you find'em. I am just replacing with standard height springs so I thought I might need to compress the spring a bit to get them on?


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 Post subject: Re: ACT borrow and share
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:18 pm 
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OK, yeah you might for that.

I'll take a look when I'm home from work and let you know.

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 Post subject: Re: ACT borrow and share
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 9:07 am 
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You can try doing it on the car. Have the car up on stands. Put a trolley jack under the knuckle. Jack it up to conpress spring. Undo nut. Lower jack down slowly. Remove.

Then do that in reverse to re-assemble.

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 Post subject: Re: ACT borrow and share
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 1:34 pm 
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You can try doing it on the car. Have the car up on stands. Put a trolley jack under the knuckle. Jack it up to conpress spring. Undo nut. Lower jack down slowly. Remove.

Then do that in reverse to re-assemble.

Have you actually done it this way? Tricky at all doing it in reverse to reinstall?


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 Post subject: Re: ACT borrow and share
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 4:02 pm 
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No. Ive heard of it though. I have coilovers and wouldnt bother mucking around with struts. But i reckon if i had to. I could do it that way. Its probably EVEN more dangerous than the other ways mentioned in this thread already.

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