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hi guys,

in the middle of refurbishing my entire suspension. already installed new tie rods, now setting to the shocks and springs.

now i've already removed the front driver stock spring using a autozone rented "strut" spring compressor (puts clamps on either side of the spring). the regular internal spring compressor they offered wouldn't really work.

anyway, running into a little trouble putting the new spring in. the bars the clamps are on stick up over the top of the spring and interfere with it sliding up into the spring boot (or whatever you call the slot the top of the spring slides into). i was going to try lining it up as best i could and slowly uncompress it, guiding it up where it needs to go as best i could.

if anyone else has any better suggestions please! i still have 3 more of these to do =PP

much love guys,
rex
 

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About a dozen 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991 sedans, wagons, 4Matics and 1 coupe
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That Klann video is entertaining. The porno music is a nice touch.

I bought the knock-off of that tool from SIR tool and it works great. Looks and operates just like the one in the video. For about 1/5th the price. The Klann tool is great and well worth the salty price if you have a shop and intend to use the tool daily or weekly for decades. For me? Nah.
 

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If you value your life, you will use the right tool. Do not use the Autozone tool. It was not designed for your vehicle but instead is a generic type tool. Use the Klann or a knock-off version of it.
 

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If you value your life, you will use the right tool. Do not use the Autozone tool. It was not designed for your vehicle but instead is a generic type tool. Use the Klann or a knock-off version of it.
I strongly second this warning. These springs are not to be trifled with, at all.
 

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x3 on that spring compressor! Use the proper tool or you will be sorry - the rental unit from Autozone is risky.
 
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