No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
I would never try and replace them with the cheap spring compressors again. It was a total nightmare using them on the huge MN12 springs. Would really recommend just taking the entire assembly to a shop and having them use a wall mount spring compressor on it to change them out. I really thought the cheesy spring compressors were going to fly off or blow apart with all the tension they were under.
This was on a non sport suspension. I can't imagine how its even possible to do with the sport springs. I have done a few other cars and never had an issue. IDK our cars must have huge springs or something
I've done two sets of sport springs with a nice set of spring compressors.
This is BY FAR the most dangerous thing I've ever done, and I play with dangerous toys.
With sports, there's over 2200 lbs of force on the spring* at the point the assembly can come apart; if one of the compressors or springs fails, you're dead in a very painful way.
Find someone with a wall mounted unit at least.
*Front Sport springs are over 550lbs minimum.
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