Spring compressor VS Zip ties

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation' started by Taco Slinger 4000, May 20, 2018.

  1. Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    im in the process of possibly ordering a set of fox 2.0’s. My only concern was that the ones I plan on buying are used and the coil is very much preloaded. Question is: can I simply use a ton of zip ties hold this coil down while I adjust the lower ring? How violent will the release be once I cut the zip ties?
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  3. OP
    Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

  4. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Have you purchased already? If not, pass and splurge a few bucks on 2.5's. You'll thank yourself in the future. If you never touch dirt, these may suit your needs, but the preload + the small shock isn't really much of an upgrade minus the lift to fit a larger tire.
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    Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    Haven’t purchased yet, I drive up and down a poorly maintained dirt road 5 days a week sometimes beach sand but nothing with crazy inclines up rocks. Was looking to raise the front up 2 inches and get a better ride. I haven’t yet considered the 2.5s but I’ll check prices now that you mention
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  6. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    What are those?
    600lb coils?

    Thats 600lbs of force to compress 1 inch right?
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    Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    Yep, talked to the seller and they’re compressed 2.5 inches for the previous truck. So I figure fasten a bunch of zip ties at different lengths 1 inch apart and cut each one with scissors individually while adjusting with the Spanner wrench. I just wonder if they will violently spring or it’s more of a nice little gradual thing?
  8. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  9. pauljboudreau

    pauljboudreau Active Member

    You got huge ball if you play with zip tie and a compressed spring, very dangerous
  10. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Please at least spend the $15 or so for the Horror Freight coil spring compressor. I don't see your method being very nice to your finger nails. Lol
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