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Bought this set to change springs on a car, but ended up finally using them some eight months later to fix the spring pads on a pickup. Not only did this Spring Compressor set make the job somewhat simple (okay, it would’ve been very, very hard without) but the quality was impressive. Now that I know how well these Spring Compressors work, I’m almost looking forward to changing the springs on that car. Check it out!
The OEMTools Strut Spring Compressor is great for your shop or garage! This item is designed to compress many MacPherson strut assemblies. The broad spring contact and built in detent pins help to lock the spring into place for safer spring compression. This tool quickly and safely compresses the spring for easy replacement of the strut cartridge or strut assembly repair. Also, the hooks are forged and the center screw is hardened for long life.
OEMTOOLS 27036 Strut Spring Compressor Review
These worked great for my rear springs, easy to use and I felt safe as long as I used them properly and as instructed. For the front coilovers however, the lips of the compressors were too tall to fit between the compressed springs. Some would advise to grind down the lip a bit but this seems far too dangerous for the amount of energy trapped in a compressed spring. I simply had a local shop switch the coilovers for me. -Read Reviews-
Comes in Sturdy blow-molded case
Allows quick compression of the coil spring to replace the shock absorber or spring.
Detent pins provide for safety
Easy to use
Broad spring contact and built in detent pins help to lock the spring into place for safer spring compression
Hooks are forged and the center screw is hardened for long life
Note: lubricate the threads of this tool with anti-seize compound to prolong the life of the center screw
It gets the job done but it’s a bit scary to use, especially on truck struts. No matter how straight they are started they will twist in opposite directions to be in line with the coil wire. They always look like they are about to slip off but that hasn’t happened yet so I assume they are working as designed.