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This is a discussion on Spring Compressor within the Tools forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I bought one on here prob over a year ago but can't find the thread. It was around $32 shipped. ...

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    I bought one on here prob over a year ago but can't find the thread. It was around $32 shipped. Anyone know what happen to that thread?

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    if you posted in it look under your suscribed threads, otherwise you can search for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldz28 View Post
    I bought one on here prob over a year ago but can't find the thread. It was around $32 shipped. Anyone know what happen to that thread?
    Yea, you bought it off Tim in Lower SE Michigan. Tool is crap. just use the search button, that thread was just up, and then was bumped back down to never never land where it should be IMO.

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    kd 3271 or 2078 is what i reckomend
    http://www.mytoolstore.com/kd/kdengi13.html

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    i would recomend the crane spring compressor. speed inc sells them now. very easy to change the springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    kd 3271 or 2078 is what i reckomend
    http://www.mytoolstore.com/kd/kdengi13.html
    will not fit under the cowl of an f-body. also, will not grab the inner spring when you put dual springs in.

    best tool to use.


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    alright then, there is nothing wrong with "tims tool" valve spring tool. its very easy to use, although the one picture about looks outstanding!
    Last edited by mrr23; 06-15-2009 at 05:10 AM. Reason: removed link

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    yes, it is an inexspensive tool to use. but it can mar up where the tool rests on the valve cover wall. also, it can side load the spring. unfortunately, tim does not sponsor here, so his thread has been removed. other forums let him advertise for fee. even though he has made well over $1600.00 in his years of making the tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    will not fit under the cowl of an f-body. also, will not grab the inner spring when you put dual springs in.

    best tool to use.

    Click for full size
    what does this tool cost?

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    currently $119.99 on speed inc. i have the original crane version. will never bend. always pushes straight down on the springs. way to easy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    currently $119.99 on speed inc. i have the original crane version. will never bend. always pushes straight down on the springs. way to easy to use.
    This is what im talking about mr.dude. It DOES side load the springs, so much so that the retainer caught my valve stem and put a nick in it. I had to file it down so it would not screw up the seal. It also opened the valve and could have lost enough pressure to where the valve would have dropped. This tool Mrr23 posted is they best hands down. I will be buying one next time I change springs for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    will not fit under the cowl of an f-body. also, will not grab the inner spring when you put dual springs in.

    best tool to use.

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    good save! I didn't think about dual springs

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    i just installed a set of prc dual springs yesterday with the $30 one and didnt have any problems. i did notice the side load part but everything worked out ok.

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    cool.

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