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« on: February 02, 2015, 04:54:20 pm »

I've got an OTC part# 4572 heavy duty C clamp style spring compressor. It might be good for lawn mowers, Harley's and VW's but there is no way in hell you can even budge a double spring with dampener #160lbs closed/#430lbs open with that thing. What are you using to R&R springs with this kind of pressure?
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 06:18:18 pm »

This one works well on a wide variety of stuff... Whistling


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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 06:58:04 pm »

Haha...yeah I bet it does.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 09:21:51 pm »

I use a c-clamp style similar to that OTC. Spring pressures are similar to yours. It works very well for me.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 09:43:45 pm »

Got a brand and part number on that Joe? Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2015, 12:14:55 am »

Got a brand and part number on that Joe? Thanks.

Mine is old! Probably a 60's model! LoL

But it looks like this......
http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mu5wntLv7P0iJvDTuhh6OBA.jpg
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 04:07:14 am »

I recently acquired this:

http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/lsm-sc-2000/overview/

Pricy but, I presume durable
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2016, 08:15:39 pm »

I have a kd380, Got it from my dad in the early 80's and it works awesome.

http://www.amazon.com/KD-KDT380-Spring-Compressor-Overhead/dp/B0014DEXI2
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2016, 08:25:57 pm »

I've got one of these
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pro-66832/overview/

I used an air powered compressor once and it was super easy, this one of mine takes some grunt if the springs are stout, 460+
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2016, 11:24:34 am »

   I prefer this one, try this one and youll never look back:


   http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/sum-906784/overview/
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2016, 12:38:37 pm »

unfairlane does that one work with the heads off the motor?
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2016, 06:20:33 pm »

I've got one of these
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pro-66832/overview/

I used an air powered compressor once and it was super easy, this one of mine takes some grunt if the springs are stout, 460+

Thats the one i got....found it on ebay years ago for like $40............been worth every penny
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2016, 08:18:11 pm »

  I prefer this one, try this one and youll never look back:


   http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/sum-906784/overview/
I have, somewhere unless I chucked it, one of those. I had to weld reinforcements on the fingers, otherwise they would bend too much after using it a few times.
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2016, 09:03:48 pm »

I've got three different types. A large Craftsman C clamp type, a cheap lever style, and one of the screw types. I use all three, depending on application.
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2016, 11:34:39 am »







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