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gator gt
09-01-2005, 10:34 PM
These compressors are great for assembling your own suspension instead of paying a shop to do it.

In fact, if you go to AutoZone, you can rent it indefinitely for FREE*

*(must place a deposit of the value of the tool, which will be returned once you return the tool with receipt)

In fact, AutoZone rents A LOT of tools with this program.

GGT


woo-hoo....first post in the forum.

scottzg
09-02-2005, 02:15 AM
make sure you rent
http://franklin-tools.co.uk/acatalog/ta30.gif
and not
http://www.toolweb.com/pics/SGT62500.jpg

You can also use tow straps if you're ghetto like meeeee :D

gator gt
09-03-2005, 08:50 PM
Scott is correct....these are the ones I use:
http://www.autozone.com/images/products/grn/grn27036003.jpg

Straight from autozone. Never let me down.

GGT

OUTBACKWBEER!
10-21-2005, 06:06 AM
ok those are great for the rear springs but the fronts ya need this tool from KD or OTC tools (serious heavy duty) . It's a clamshell Macpherson strut spring compressor. here's a pic from of my King spring compressed on my tool box. (impact required):shock: it's about $250


https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2005/10/springcompressor-1.jpg

OUTBACKWBEER!
10-21-2005, 06:30 AM
You can also use tow straps if you're ghetto like meeeee :D[/quote]

DO not use tow straps !!! Very dangerous!!! Serious injury may occur!
Use the correct tool ........!!! :shock:

Huffer
10-21-2005, 12:21 PM
Outback - you have King Springs?! (from Aussie, right?)
Sweet...

subyluvr2212
06-17-2006, 09:32 AM
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2006/06/old_thread-2.jpg

Saw this and felt I should add that Autozone won'l let you rent tools indefinitely, 30 days and it's yours for the deposit fee, no returning it.

At least that's what they told me.

scottzg
06-18-2006, 07:28 PM
ok those are great for the rear springs but the fronts ya need this tool from KD or OTC tools (serious heavy duty) .

huh? front and rear are the same.

Wiscon_Mark
06-18-2006, 10:25 PM
ok those are great for the rear springs but the fronts ya need this tool from KD or OTC tools (serious heavy duty) .

huh? front and rear are the same.

Not for BEs with the Multilink suspension.

porcupine73
10-16-2008, 01:29 PM
Here's the harbor freight equivalent of the clamshell type compressor. It worked well but I found it very akward to use:
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2008/10/96lstrut1-2.jpg

so I switched to these lisle type:
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2008/10/lislecompressor1-2.jpg

rougeben83
10-16-2008, 02:12 PM
I bought those 2nd ones for $20. They worked perfectly on both front and rear springs on a BE/BH.