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Icon8 Coil compressors-RCD coilswap?!?!?

I've been trying to get these new coils on and can't get anything to work.

I have used three different types of coil compressors with no luck. For those that have made this swap what did you use and where did you get it?

I've checked Autozone, Advance, O'Reillys, and Napa. These are the ones that they offer and I've tried to use.

The tabs on this type are too big to fit between the coils.


The ubolts on this type stick in too far and won't let the body of the coilover go through the coil.


The tabs on this one stick in too far as well.


I could probably modify one of these to work but I just want to go the easiest route. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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IDK where they sell them but they sell a different type, it's a strap and you put that through the coils on one side (you need 2 per coil) and then theres a nut that you tighten with like an impact and it pulls the strap through. Hard to explain lol
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IDK where they sell them but they sell a different type, it's a strap and you put that through the coils on one side (you need 2 per coil) and then theres a nut that you tighten with like an impact and it pulls the strap through. Hard to explain lol
I saw something like that while searching. I might have to check it out.



This guy used the first type but I don't see how. They must be thinner then the ones I can get or something.

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I used the same ones. as the pics you posted.
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I used the same ones. as the pics you posted.
Those ones would work great if I could find some that would fit between the coils. I guess I just need to try and find some smaller ones that will fit.

I only took a couple pics.

Here is what I have. 12 x 2.5 ID x 700#
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The bastard compressors that I used to get the 600s off.
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I used ones from Advance, i kept having the issue of the compressors sliding towards each other and the spring getting all caddy wompus.. but i did it.

you couldddd buy my Fox's they're threaded all the way up and you don't need a compressor.
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Just a little tease. Much less cussing today!!

Grinded down the u-bolts at work.
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It worked perfect now that I have the clearance I needed.
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HELL YEAH!!!
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Pfff, I would have just manned up and compressed them with my hands.

Looks good though, Were your springs already starting to sag?
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Pfff, I would have just manned up and compressed them with my hands.

Looks good though, Were your springs already starting to sag?
They were sagging bad! When I first installed the kit I was at 45 1/2", ground to the wheel well, and it was down to about 42".

I had the 600s cranked as far as I could and it's the same height now with the 750s uncranked. lol

I just need to get these 750s cranked a little and I'll be good to go.
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Your living life on the edge... i have a set of those at work and i threw them in my tool box to never use again, things snapped while my hand was in there, hurt like hell and my glove turned red instantly...

Those things are junk, i would have just taking them to a shop and had them use the real machine mounted to a wall..

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Your living life on the edge... i have a set of those at work and i threw them in my tool box to never use again, things snapped while my hand was in there, hurt like hell and my glove turned red instantly...

Those things are junk, i would have just taking them to a shop and had them use the real machine mounted to a wall..

Rocky
It works and for 30 bucks you can't beat it. Believe me it would have been much easier and less frustrating to take them to a shop. But money is tight these days!

I'm just glad they didn't do me like they did you, that sounds like it hurt!!
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