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Old 06-20-2012, 02:39 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Can Someone Show Me What Spring Compressors I Need For Strut Replacement?

Hey guys so tomorrow im changing the struts on my moms car, ive replaced struts before plenty of times but never with stock springs, on my car the first time i hada mechanic do it but when i replaced mine again with lowering springs i didnt need a compressor, so my question is which is the best spring compressor on this website, i only need compressors on this website because i have to go rent one in the morning from this particular store, or maybe autozone. heres the website

List: Search for 'spring compressors' | O'Reilly Auto Parts
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Nothing comes up but their web asking what location I want
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Default Re: Can Someone Show Me What Spring Compressors I Need For Strut Replacement?

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Nothing comes up but their web asking what location I want
hmm damnit

can you go to oreillyauto.com and type in spring compressors itll show you 5 of them
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Default Re: Can Someone Show Me What Spring Compressors I Need For Strut Replacement?

Have a mechanic do it. Can be dangerous if something goes wrong.
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Have a mechanic do it. Can be dangerous if something goes wrong.
i have my grandpa coming over bro hes a mechanic, but i need to get the compressors before he gets here
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Default Re: Can Someone Show Me What Spring Compressors I Need For Strut Replacement?

I'd offer to help i have a huge one that makes it easy.. but I'm in az.. Near but not enough.. And it ask for zip won't show anything unless I type in info
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I bought a cheap set from Harbor Freight and that was a mistake. Thankfully only a $15 mistake...

I rented these (Macpherson?) from Advance Auto Parts and they worked tons better. The top hex head is a common socket size so that made it way easier.

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Default Re: Can Someone Show Me What Spring Compressors I Need For Strut Replacement?

^^ those are the exact ones I used. Very easy! Got mine from autozone.
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Autozone sells them for 50.00 or you can rent them for free.
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