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 Post subject: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:10 pm 
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Has anyone tried these or these on a C900 and/ or a V4? They're quite cheap, but if they don't fit or explode in your face they're not worth the money...

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:15 pm 
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Hi Melle
I use these ones and find them quite good.. at least I feel safe using them.
See the link below.
https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/ ... /overview/


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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:52 pm 
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Thanks for that Paul. The beauty of the ones I linked is that they have only one spindle and can be used with a ratchet or air gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:02 pm 
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My mechanic has some like that which he uses on c900s and up. Not sure about V4s, but I imagine so.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:53 pm 
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Quite heavy in use but work fine with c900
Wouldn't use a windy gun on this kind of work though


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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:32 am 
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Thanks for the feedback. It might be possible to replace the silver washer in the pics with a thrust bearing to make it easier to use?

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:51 am 
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Wouldn't mess with tool, works fine as is. it's a much beefier tool if you are used to traditional compressors


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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:58 pm 
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They're certainly along similar lines to the original Saab compressors for the 96/99/900. I like the idea of the ones with the soft yellow sleeves to avoid marking the springs, although with the other ones you get better visibility of how the spring is seated on the jaws of the tool.
As Mr. Haynes says, I wouldn't mess about with modifying it. If it works OK as it comes than that's fine and if you don't modify it then you can always try to sue someone if it breaks and kills you. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:38 am 
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I've never seen a problem with improving something. Remember that products like this are designed with cheap production in mind rather than performance. I think I'll order a set, see what it's like and modify if I see fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:42 am 
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I have all of the official Saab spring compressors for V4, early 99 and later 99/900. I am willing to let anybody use them local to me (Widnes/Liverpool etc), I am not prepared to post them, a deposit will also be required.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:57 pm 
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That's a generous offer 99 EMS, but I need them in my workshop in NL and it's also a tool I would like to own as I do springs every now and then. I'm still in the market for a V4 factory tool if anyone has a spare.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:20 pm 
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The motorways links out of Cheshire are good, but not that good...

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:54 pm 
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I might take a punt on the blue set. Looks like the black or silver jaws will do the C900 fronts. I will be replacing the springs and shocks on a couple of 9000s in the near future and if it doesn't fit inside the C900 arches at least it will do the 9000 front struts.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:07 pm 
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The plastic inserts look dodgy to me, I'd rather use the tool without them. Pro versions of this type of tool (out of my budget) never have them, I guess for good reasons... If you buy them please let us know how you like them.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:27 pm 
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I dreaded replacing the front springs on my 900... I used my Monroe compressors and it turns out it's an easy and stress free job on a 900 if you're used to replacing high tension V4 fronts. Might still buy one of the above sets to try out on V4s.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:45 am 
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I have the red box set Melle and work great on any modern car (safe) but not tried them on a 96 yet, did offer them to Stig to try but he got help from Ian..
I'm hoping they'll fit the 96 easy enough..
Your a bit too far away to borrow them :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:16 am 
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They're cheap enough to warrant buying a set if they're useful! Please report back when you've tried them on 96 front springs; if they can tackle those, they can do anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:31 am 
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I took my red box kit down to Redsaabs Paul's last weekend and tried to fit them on his 96 but I can confirm this kit or set up does not work..
If the spring cups where cast the opposite way then this would work 100%.. (they are angled/sloped, higher at one end)
The gold coloured cups in the middle are the correct size but the inner wing makes the adjuster nut part not fit.. but if they had cast the cups the other way then the adjuster nut would be at the bottom and would work easy..

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:58 pm 
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This is unfortunate Car55. I had hoped that these would work on the 96. Not good :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Spring compressors
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:15 pm 
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Thanks for sharing you experience Car 55.

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