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I have heard these things can be extremely unsafe so that being said can any of you guys recommend a good one that works well on our machines?
 

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I bought THIS ONE off eBay, it’s fairly inexpensive, and gets the job done very quickly. I will however tell you, it is shipped completely void of any grease. You will need to take everything apart and grease everything that moves. Once you do that, it works perfectly.
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I agree if you’re doing lots of spring work, it’s worth it to buy a better unit. But for weekend warriors, the one I posted does a great job for 1/5th the price.
I thought the thing was pretty crappy until I took it all apart and greased it up. Night and day from “out of the box”.
 

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I agree if you’re doing lots of spring work, it’s worth it to buy a better unit. But for weekend warriors, the one I posted does a great job for 1/5th the price.
I thought the thing was pretty crappy until I took it all apart and greased it up. Night and day from “out of the box”.
Mehhhh.. mine wouldn’t keep the shock straight. There was a tremendous amount of pressure and it kept wanting to cant sideways. I worked and fiddled for a while and finally decided it wasn’t worth it. All it takes is something to let loose and you hurt yourself or the shock. And that $400 price difference is going to look cheap in comparison. I wanted and tried for the lesser price option but you really get what you pay for with this.
 

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Wow that is some big $$ but I do agree and appreciate your point that if you hurt yourself or the shock it will be way more money spent. However, I will only use it to put on crossover silencers and that is my only planned use. I may see if the local Oriellys has a decent one to rent....that might be a better option for me. Definitely appreciate the advice and insight guys.
 

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Wow that is some big $$ but I do agree and appreciate your point that if you hurt yourself or the shock it will be way more money spent. However, I will only use it to put on crossover silencers and that is my only planned use. I may see if the local Oriellys has a decent one to rent....that might be a better option for me. Definitely appreciate the advice and insight guys.
Do you have any buddies locally you could spilt one with?
 

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These are what I put mine on with the first time.. but you have to run the preload all the way up.
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Do you have any buddies locally you could spilt one with?
That’s the way to do it. If you can get like 4 friends with UTV’s and ATV’s to go in on it and split the cost, then I’d grab the better one.
 

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That’s the way to do it. If you can get like 4 friends with UTV’s and ATV’s to go in on it and split the cost, then I’d grab the better one.
Yup.. I’m buying a 4 seat when they’re out I’ll need it then and I figured this might make it a little more enticing for me to pull them apart inspect and clean occasionally. Annnnd it’s the end of the year and I needed to spend money
 

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I bought the same one, Makes removing and installing the springs super easy, worth every penny. You get what you pay for.
Yup.. it’s super nice being able to set your ride height off the machine and then install the springs. I also noticed I could get the springs clocked and aligned on the compressor before I installed them on the machine.
 

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Yup.. it’s super nice being able to set your ride height off the machine and then install the springs. I also noticed I could get the springs clocked and aligned on the compressor before I installed them on the machine.
 
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