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Coil spring compressors choice

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by DIYspanner, 21 Sep 2020.

  1. DIYspanner

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    I have one of these

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    And one of these.

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    I prefer the second one - I can use my impact gun on it, much quicker!
     
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    The dual hook system is good on the Sealey - I have a similar set but don't know the make.
    The hooks are also inclined to suit the spiral of the spring, unlike some which can slip down the coil.
    I'd go for them, but on some vehicles (French mostly) you do need 3.
    These are too big to do coil overs such as those on the early Mazda MX5 unfortunately - you need bike ones for those.
    John :)
     
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    I use similar to the Sealey ones and they're fine for occasional use.
     
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    Do you have a link for the second type?
    recently had to put my dads 2005 Mercedes c180k in to a local garage as we were unable to compress the front springs enough with our kit, including the machine mart stand mount one above.
     
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