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After having received the PRG Coilovers and talking a bit with Greg, I was considering adjusting the height of them slightly. I did a bit of searching without too much luck, and was wondering if anyone has any reviews (positive or negative) on which Spring Compressors to use?
 

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Can't you adjust the coilovers with the spring still on it? I have done that with my Jetta a couple times. - I could be wrong, very wrong!
 

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Not always. The bilstein coilovers that AC parts sells doesn't come with the wrenches.
 

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I thought I saw someplace though that the ones from PRG had the wrench. I would be wrong and thinking about some coilovers I have been looking at for the Jeep.
 

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PRG is great, and they did send them with the wrench. I am curious if it was going to be a large travel adjustment if it would be easier to use the compressor as well though.
 

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A good side and bad side to the coilovers are adjustments. Since the coilovers have such a small thread pitch it makes it a pain in the butt to make large adjustments. On the other hand it is great for nailing exact an exact height.

Edit - Make sure you put some antisieze on those threads before you install them too. You will be a lot happier if you ever have to adjust them again.
 

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Well, it might be easier as you won't have the resistance of the spring, but I don't think it should be needed. You would also have to compress and release the compressor a number of times to adjust and equal out the ride height.
 

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As far as the best coil compressors to use, make sure you buy the ones made by OEM. I think I got mine from Autozone. They're heavy duty but the most important part is their top nut. It's a 19mm nut but the head is pretty long, allowing for a really good contact area with a socket wrench. I used some compressors by Craftsman that were a real pain in the ass because the socket would slip off its shallow nut when I was torqing it hard.
 

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Well, it might be easier as you won't have the resistance of the spring, but I don't think it should be needed. You would also have to compress and release the compressor a number of times to adjust and equal out the ride height.
like muzik said... you'd be compressing/ releasing then compressing/releasing... just use the wrench!
Unless they are set with no preload and you want to go straight to max preload you don't want to use a compressor. It will take time but start out adjusting the collars in 1/4" increments which will be about 1/2" lift then as you get it closer to where you want it use smaller increments... be sure to make sure each side is level... 10 threads on one side might give less lift than 10 threads on the other side.

Shouldn't this be in "Suspension, tire & wheel"?
 
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