Harbor Freight spring compressors

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Harbor Freight spring compressors

Post by mm58 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:07 pm

Anyone here have experience with these?
I'm just concerned with the safety aspect being that they are an HF product.

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Re: Harbor Freight spring compressors

Post by undysworld » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:51 pm

DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, TRY TO COMPRESS THE PINZ SPRINGS WITH THESE THINGS.

Seriously. Even if you survive, the tool will be destroyed. Really, really, scary. They may work okay for passenger car struts, but they ain't Pinz spring-compressors.

Beg, steal, or borrow the right tool for a Pinz. They can be made, but you'd better know what you're doing as far as materials and workmanship.
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Re: Harbor Freight spring compressors

Post by rmel » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:55 pm

They are OK for the rear springs ONLY. I've used them for that purpose when
there was a very stubborn Spring pin that would not budge. Use for the front
springs only if you have a death wish :P
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Re: Harbor Freight spring compressors

Post by mm58 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:23 pm

What about compressors that you might rent at a local auto parts store?
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Re: Harbor Freight spring compressors

Post by rmel » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:13 am

Dono, I wouldn't chance it. These springs are beasts.
Perhpas someone in the AZ Pinzgauer community has
a compressor to loan you, or maybe T-Lo.
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Re: Harbor Freight spring compressors

Post by 4x4Pinz » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:03 pm

Yeah the SWPA has a very nice set of spring compressors that have done many, many springs. This includes the attempt at very stiff custom front sitting for some of our nose heavy trucks. Side note the custom spring project was a failure.

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