- Dec 19, 2013
- Fort Worth, Texas
As the title suggests I'm looking to buy a spring compressor that will disassemble struts (mostly passenger car/crossover type stuff), and hopefully do some larger springs like the coilovers / struts (seem to go by different names) found on GMC 1/2 ton trucks. Nothing bigger than that.
Affordability is a criteria as is safety.
I've used the rent-a-tool Autozone stuff that has the all thread and cheap hooks, didn't die from it, but made sure the spring wasn't pointed at me and that I was in a large open space. But it worked. Looking for something somewhere in the middle of "afraid to be next to it" and super expensive mechanic shop stuff.
Does such a thing exist?
I have a Branick 7600....Love it.
That being said.....I worked at a shop that just had a piece of 5/8" Rebar bent into a half circle & welded to a Lift Arm, Simply lower the lift onto the strut mount. It worked!!