No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
Branick,Branick,or Branick. Otherwise expect to get your skull mashed in when a cheap compressor breaks and the spring comes flying out.
I've got a set of my own like you pictured first. Never had an issue with them but they still make me nervous, just cuz of the nature of the project.
My friend has a set of Craftsman compressors that he got at Sears. They have small pins that won't let them come off of the spring.
I would not use those, that pin will shear off in a heartbeat if there is not a solid hold on the spring. Those do not look solid enough to compress the spring without MAJOR flex in the hardware. I have a set of OTC (huge) spring compressors, they would be 10 times more stable than what is pictured above, and I'm still very cautious about using them vs. a wallmount.
edit: these look alot like the compressors I have, but given the large costs it is probably cheaper to just have the local dealer use the wallmount hydraulic unit. (and safer)
I have the larger OTC version as well, and while I have done sport springs with them, there's no way I would ever do sport springs with them again.
They bend like a banana; and it's ~3/4" hardened steel.
I count rebuilding those shocks as one of the most dangerous things I've ever done, and I've done some crazy **** over the years...
Take them to someone with a machine.
If something breaks, whatever is in the way will be gone, or severely broken.
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