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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-12-2014, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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Suspension Spring Compressor

Does anyone want to sell me a suspension spring compressor? I know they are available to rent, but I expect to be using it again.
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I bought a new tool set off Ebay for $149 free shipping. Chinese made but I've used it @ 4 times and works good.
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I bought a cheap one at Harbor Freight for $15 I think...

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With springs and shocks/struts separate on the W201 chassis, working on the ground, the compressors are not really needed.
We (2 people) several times just loosened the bolts, raised the car with a good 3 1/2 ton floor jack, secured with stands, replaces springs, spring pads, struts/shocks + bumpers, provisional connected everything on the bottom, and slowly lowered / guided the top fasteners of the struts/shocks through the holes (at your own risk), tightened everything on top and bottom, and the job was done.
Otherwise, this members is selling his compressor. The JTC is pretty good quality imo
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