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    The dangers of replacing coil springs

    The dangers of replacing coil springs

    Ben and Russ show what can go wrong when replacing coil springs on a vehicle.
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    This is what happens when you try to cut corners.
    My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
    My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k

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    He's lucky he still has fingers...

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    And a face.

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    Wow. On tape too. That could have been a disaster.

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    Kinda similar but a little different.


    Long time ago I witnessed a crew chief filling one of the front landing gear wheels for a UH60 Blackhawk up with nitrogen. Now when one is flat you are suppose to remove wheel, take to a wheel cage and inflate it there. Never on the bird.

    Maybe she was distracted or for some unknown reason who knows but she inflated it while on the bird to the point that the tire unseated with enough pressure that it tore in two. The out side piece caught her left leg just below the knee and shattered both tibia & fibula bones, compound fracture. She was lucky to keep her leg.

    Accident investigators couldn't confirm wither the pressure gauge was off, emergency cut off valve was stuck or she misused to equipment.

    Either way she spent a yr learning how to walk again.

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    Some people just don't think before they act. Like the guy at work putting a personal radio (plugged into the wall) in an open aircraft fuel cell. Not smart. The guys here were lucky alright.

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