Compressing Springs

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Compressing Springs

Post by JoeySully » Sun May 09, 2010 6:02 pm

After watching this video i thought id give it a go with some old SE6 disks I have.

The holes for the studs on the disk are quite small so drilled them out to 10mm. then got some threaded bar of similar size.

Cant believe how easy it really was.

The collets that hold in the spring to the shock are just small enough to be popped off when the spring is compressed just an inch.
Heres what i mean.


I used 4 threaded bars for extra security but only 3 are fitted in the photo. When the 4 are fitted you get a cage that the spring will find very hard to get out of.

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Re: Compressing Springs

Post by Taggers » Mon May 10, 2010 12:54 pm


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Re: Compressing Springs

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon May 10, 2010 1:34 pm

Looks an excellent idea, provided you've got standard-type dampers with the traditional type of collets. I don't think it would work with adjustable spring seat dampers though, which don't have collets, or even non-adjustable types with a collet-less mounting.



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Re: Compressing Springs

Post by ScimmyMike » Mon May 10, 2010 7:15 pm

Having just 'loaded' my front dampers, which have adjustable seats that method definitely won't work, I can confirm that, top collet on the adjustable avo's is the same size as the spring being a 1 piece unit with a piston rod sized gap in it.

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Re: Compressing Springs

Post by erikscimitardemon » Mon May 10, 2010 7:26 pm

Looks good to me!

Never never never try to compress Scimitar GT(E/C) front springs or SS1 rear springs with a McPherson type compressing device. It does not fit. Or even worse, in a vice in your shed.
It will kill you.

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