Item # 49016 BRAND: Horizon Tool

External Coil Spring Compressor

Works where an internal-type compressor won't; with 3 safety hooks
Works where an internal-type compressor won't; with 3 safety hooks
External Coil Spring Compressor is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Works where an internal-type compressor won't; with 3 safety hooks
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External Coil Spring Compressor

Description

For safe installation of coil springs, use this External Coil-Spring Compressor

  • Three 5/8"-dia. shafts
  • Three safety hooks retain tool on spring
  • NOT for MacPherson struts

External Coil Spring Compressor works where an internal-type compressor won't. Unlike conventional internal compressors, the 3 shafts fit on the outside of the spring, so you can remove and install springs on virtually any vehicle.

Makes installation and removal of front coil springs much easier. Uses your 15/16" socket. Includes 3 safety hooks and instructions.

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are good! They state that this is and external compressor but what makes it good is that it can be used internally. I did all the springs on my 65 Cutlass/442 with this tool.( I had an internal compressor but on the Cutlass springs the arms will not grip the coils. ) I put two of the compressors inside the spring on one side and in the correct position which put a slight bend in the spring which is necessary for installation and with two of them it made it safe in case on failed. Once the spring is in place I raised lower control arm a little and removed both compressors through the bottom hole in the arm in pieces. Very easy and safe.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY SAFE I LOOKED AT A LOT OF COIL SPRING TOOLS.THIS ONE IS THE BEST,WELL MADE,EASY TO USE AND VERY SAFE,AFTER YOU ATTACH IT USING THE U BOLTS TO HOLD IT TO THE SPRING.
Date published: 2010-03-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Disappointment I purchased this external coil compressor to use on the coil over shock application of my Triumph Spitfire. Unfortunately, it did not allow enough room to insert the shock in the coil and so was unsuitable for my application. Does appear to be well made. Will keep it in my tool stock.
Date published: 2015-10-06
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Questions & Answers

Will they work on 99 Honda Accord ond 07 Odyssey front springs.  Thanks in advance

Asked by: Artie
Yes, this should work for the applications in reference.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-05-24

Will this remove the shock springs on a 2019 Polaris ranger 1000 xp

Asked by: Bob74
This tool is designed to be a universal coil spring compressor for automotive use not application specific. I looked up a picture of the spring in question. It looks like it should allow the tool jaws to engage properly but without seeing an actual spring it is hard to be 100% sure.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-06-09

Will this compress a 7/8" diameter coil spring?

Asked by: johnt1915
This compressor is only rated to 3/4" diameter spring. 7/8" would not be safe to use with this spring compressor.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-06-09

Why won't this work on a MacPherson strut coil spring?

Asked by: Phil
The Macpherson strut coil springs are extremely hard to compress and require a special tool to do so. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-06-09

Can I use these on a 1974.5 MGB?

Asked by: Dewey
Since these are a universal design they should work perfectly on any vehicle with a coil spring.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-03-27

can I use this to expand the springs to put the firestone air ride helpers inside?

Asked by: tommy twotone
That might require a kit where you use this tool to remove the existing shock and instal slightly larger coil springs to avoid friction under compression.  When my dreidel farm truck slams down on my air assist shocks the bladder rubbed on the coil. Short story..blatt! $650 new set of air assist shocks and some slightly larger coils designed to work in that setup.  But this tool should work fine for removal and install.  If you need to drop the connections apart a little put a very small hydraulic jack in but dont go beyond factory tolerances.  I bought all parts at dealer made for my truck..i trust the engineers
Answered by: Legamin
Date published: 2017-12-15

Will this work on a 2001 RAM 2500 Diesel truck front coil spring?  I need to compress the originals and remove them then place a new pack (2" lift) on.

Asked by: CWOSpark
Since these are universal it should work on your trucks coil springs.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2021-06-09

Will it work ok on a 7/8 spring of a ford rear strut

Asked by: Bart68
This spring compressor is not designed for struts.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-12-15
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