2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

Quick Springs Install Question

Old 03-10-2004, 05:56 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cooper City, South Florida
Posts: 221
Default

Ok, today I got my Tanabe Sustec GF 210s. I wanna install em but i dont have a spring compressor. Is this absolutely needed for the springs or what? Any write ups?
Dorifc3s is offline  
Old 03-10-2004, 06:07 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 1,145
Default

you dont need spring compressors for aftermarket springs. You only need them if you are putting the stock springs back on. You can unbolt the perch from the struts without using a spring compressor to remove the stock springs, you just have to be VERY carefull because it will uncoil and send the perch flying a few yards.
cymfc3s is offline  
Old 03-10-2004, 06:18 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cooper City, South Florida
Posts: 221
Default

which was is it gonna go flying? when does it uncoil?



i havent installed springs in my life!
Dorifc3s is offline  
Old 03-10-2004, 08:00 PM
  #4  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 75
Default

once you take off the spring/strut combo off the car, you will have to unbolt the top part. this is when it goes flying.. so what i usually do because i dont have a compressor either is just step on the spring with one foot and very carefully undo the top part that holds the spring onto the strut. outside. its safer. Sometimes they wont really fly. But sometimes they will. good luck
JspecRX7 is offline  
Old 03-10-2004, 08:09 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: east meadow, new york
Posts: 419
Default

go to pepboys or autozone and rent one...it will make your life ALOT easier and you wont risking losing your face.
g_dripht-alex is offline  
Old 03-10-2004, 08:17 PM
  #6  
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Amityville, New York
Posts: 12,289
Default

even better then renting a spring compressor- go to a spring

shop and have then compress and band your springs for you.



if you have access to a torch or even a sawsall you can then

cut your original springs right in the car then when you unbolt

it the cut spring will just fall out. Install your banded springs,

then when everything is bolted together cut the bands and

the job is done.



People have been seriously hurt by springs, dont **** around
Rob x-7 is offline  
Old 03-10-2004, 09:36 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: California
Posts: 22,466
Default

Originally Posted by Rob x-7' date='Mar 10 2004, 06:17 PM
even better then renting a spring compressor- go to a spring

shop and have then compress and band your springs for you.



if you have access to a torch or even a sawsall you can then

cut your original springs right in the car then when you unbolt

it the cut spring will just fall out. Install your banded springs,

then when everything is bolted together cut the bands and

the job is done.



People have been seriously hurt by springs, dont **** around
lol we put a 58 caddy spring back in, it took 3 people and we all thought we were gonna die. the 1 spring lifted the entire car off the lift, it was not cool! the caddy (a lot of old cars like my tr3) need inside compressors which nobody has
j9fd3s is offline  
Old 03-10-2004, 11:33 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 123
Default

or just buy one for 20-30bux

its real easy to do suspensions are....
that1seven is offline  
Old 03-10-2004, 11:39 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,467
Default

obviously you've never seen somebody's teeth knocked out due to carelessness when changing springs, no one said it was hard, just be safe while performing...
89 Rag is offline  
Old 03-11-2004, 07:41 AM
  #10  
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 5,426
Default

Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='Mar 10 2004, 10:36 PM
lol we put a 58 caddy spring back in, it took 3 people and we all thought we were gonna die. the 1 spring lifted the entire car off the lift, it was not cool! the caddy (a lot of old cars like my tr3) need inside compressors which nobody has
inside compressors? like the spring compressor goes through the middle of the spring rather than the outside? that's the piece of crap that pep boys loaned me. I ended up buying my own, the kind I needed.
Baldy is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Quick Springs Install Question


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.