COIL SPRING COMPRESSOR EXTERNAL

COIL SPRING COMPRESSOR EXTERNAL

External Coil Spring Compressor Set
Removes and installs coil springs where removal through the center of the spring is not possible
Services both Straight & Curved Coil Springs
Includes U-bolts & wing nuts
Maximum diameter spring that the hooks will accommodate is 0.75″.
Diameter of the rod: 5/8″

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRAIGHT COIL SPRINGS:

  1. Install 3 leg assemblies evenly around the spring. Turn nuts finger-tight to hold in position.
  2. Install one U-bolt near the center of each leg with open end pointing away from the spring. Place the bar and wing nuts on the U-bolt, then finger-tighten the wing nuts
  3. Tighten each leg nut a little at a time to compress spring gradually. Do not over-compress.
  4. To release the compressor, loosen each leg nut a little at a time.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CURVED COIL SPRINGS:

  1. With the car raised and safely supported, place a jack under the lower control arm.  Raising the jack will compress the spring.
  2. Install as many leg assemblies and safety U-bolts as possible (see #1 & #2 above), then finger-tighten the leg nuts.
  3. Disconnect the lower control arm bolts, then slowly lower the jack until the spring can be removed.  The curved contour will remain.
  4. To install a new coil spring, use one or more legs and U-bolts to produce the necessary curve.

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