The shear force on those steel ubolts is fine with our springs; and those tighten on the coil itself, so they won't slide suddenly, and eject the spring, like the ones I have can do.
Mine have safety clips, but the sport springs are ~500+lbs/in compression, and you have to go about 4" on the front one to get it to release.
That's a Ton of pressure, Wanting to Dissassemble! I wonder if I could cut a shock shaft with thermite fast enough for it to fly? Hmmmm.
Yes, the steel the ones I have are probably good for 180klbs/sqin, but it's threaded (-20%), it's pulling at an offset angle (-5-20%), and it deforms into a stress curve, which concentrates stress towards the middle (-5-100%).
(That last one, if it bends to the level of "Column Buckling", it fails instantly, and hardened metal sprays metal shards like a grenade when it shatters.
I know way too much about breaking shit to be really happy, but I'm fatalistic enough not to worry about it a lot, lol. )
You Honda's sport springs are unlikely to be over 300lbs, and the Contour ones didn't bend anything at all.
Like I say, the rear ones don't really need a compressor, you remove the two lower knuckle bolts, support the knuckle, loosen the two inner lowers, loosen the lower shock bolt and support the arm with a jack, and remove the lower shock bolt; the LCA can be lowered to straight down, and you grab the spring and pull, as it's only stuck on the cast in perch.
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