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      02-27-2007, 03:19 PM   #1
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Spring Compressors...

What's a good spring compressor that people have been using for their front struts? The reason I ask is because I did a spring swap about 6 months ago and it was a total PITA with my cheap ass Harbor Garbage set. I know I will need to be changing the struts/shocks in the not-so-distant future, so I figured I'd start asking what kind of spring compressors did people successfully use?
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      03-13-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
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How about this one: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47890
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      03-13-2007, 06:15 PM   #3
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That one is too fancy, lol. Just go to Autozone and borrow theirs. That's what we did for my 335i. I still need to return it. They charge you $40 to borrow it and refund the $40 when you return it.
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wow that doesnt look safe at all

i wouldnt trust it
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yea it dont look safe but seem better than the traditonal auto zone type.
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I know a lot of suspension shops use similar hydraulic spring compressors.... I just don't feel like screwing around with the bolt-type compressors.
Thanks for the responses.
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if you get it, let me know how it works. i might pick it up.
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It's usually hit or miss with Harbor Freight FYI.
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yea i used the autozone compressors..$40 bucks to borrow and refund
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Or keep the compressor for $40.....that's what i did!
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Or keep the compressor for $40.....that's what i did!
thats what my homie did wen we did his car..

and you met him too muhahah
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