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Old 01-17-2022, 10:37 AM   #1
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Question Coil spring compressor recommendation?

I apologize if this has been asked and answered. The threads that I found were older, and a lot of people recommended the Harbor Freight tool, but I'm looking for something better.

I have a budget of around $150 to get a decent MacPhereson strut coil spring compressor.

The springs I want to install are King 1" lift springs, so they are stiffer and taller than most coil springs.

I have a low-cost spring compressor tool from Harbor Freight, and it has worked for me in the past, but it scratches the springs, and it doesn't compress the front King springs quite enough.

I know I'll assemble struts again in the future, so I'm willing to spend some dough on a sturdy, safe, reliable tool.

This one looks great, but it's currently sold out everywhere.

This type of compressor (on a stand) looks good in theory, but ones like this (in my price range) have mixed reviews. And good sturdy ones are much more expensive, putting them well out of my price range.

Here's another tool I'm considering. I'm welcome to thoughts and opinions on it.

Thanks for reading!
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