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Thread: Reseting springs lower/Compressing springs

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    Reseting springs lower/Compressing springs

    Does any one no of any cheap-ass way to heat up your springs and compress them , I dont want to chop them . I found one place but he wants $350 -way to much .

    Has anyone seen this online on another forum or something i need some ideas that dont involve death .

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    Re: Reseting springs lower/Compressing springs

    my old boss put my cougar on a lift, heated the springs with a torch and lowered it to the ground (still braced by the lift) to let the springs cool until he was happy with the way it sat.
    that's about as specific info as i can give you. ops:

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    Re: Reseting springs lower/Compressing springs

    :tu: very good , thank you .. more pls

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    Re: Reseting springs lower/Compressing springs

    please dont heat the coils with an oxy, it really messes with them and can cause spring failure fairly quick, I have seen a few cars damaged fairly badly from spring failure after this treatment. Heating the coils or cutting coils are illegal here in S.A.
    I have used industrial springs here in Adelaide to compress coils before but they are a proper spring works, and do it properly. For the 350 you were quoted you should be able to get new coils for the beast, how low are you wanting to go? even check the gemini forums for second hand coils at the hieght you want.

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    Re: Reseting springs lower/Compressing springs

    ok thanks for your kind advice my freind . RB springs are hard to get s/hand and was hoping to save some money , i will have to go down this path after my other projects are finished

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