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Lack of air powered tools

Post by Skitlz » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:54 pm

So I'm changing the springs of my SE for those from an SRT-4 ACR, and I'm doing it with wrenches, ratchets, and other hand tools. And no breaker bar. Crazy rusted bolts too. My arms are about to fall off, been at this for three days from letting PB blaster soak and such. I have three done, though.

Totally worth it and insanely fun, though. I feel like an air tool would take some of the fun out of it.

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Post by ThatKevin » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:19 pm

LOL I did the same without air tools? Wasn't that bad
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:58 pm

Spring compressor crap and that middle nut on the upper mount without air tools is a BLAST. :roll:

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:49 pm

I'll let you do it and then I'll sit back and let you tell me about it. :lol:
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Post by stdlystdmufn » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:35 pm

Skitlz wrote:I feel like an air tool would take some of the fun out of it.
you say that until you get some and you can turn a whole day job in to a 30-40 min job and spend more time driving than wrenching :D

air tools ftmfw :twisted:
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Post by Skitlz » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:11 pm

I dunno, I'm in no rush to finish things like this. I feel like air tools are cheating. haha Not to say I won't eventually invest in some, but there is something to be said about doing things by hand.

BTW I'm done with the springs and I pretty much shot a load in my pants when I went around my first corner.
ThatKevin wrote:LOL I did the same without air tools? Wasn't that bad
I bet you had a breaker bar?
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Post by raffobaghdo » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:43 pm

For some reason I enjoy using hand tools. Just that feeling of accomplishment when you use all your strength to remove a rusted or stripped bolt is great lol.

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Post by Skitlz » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:10 pm

raffobaghdo wrote:For some reason I enjoy using hand tools. Just that feeling of accomplishment when you use all your strength to remove a rusted or stripped bolt is great lol.
Exactly.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:22 pm

Skitlz wrote:I dunno, I'm in no rush to finish things like this. I feel like air tools are cheating. haha Not to say I won't eventually invest in some, but there is something to be said about doing things by hand.

BTW I'm done with the springs and I pretty much shot a load in my pants when I went around my first corner.
ThatKevin wrote:LOL I did the same without air tools? Wasn't that bad
I bet you had a breaker bar?
After an alignment right? Hope so :lol:

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Post by Skitlz » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:24 pm

Oh aff I didn't even think of that. What's an alignment run?
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Post by stdlystdmufn » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:57 pm

1 hour to 1.5 hours what ever the labor rate is in your area, but some shops wont touch or guarantee an alignment on performance suspensions
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Post by r/tguy02 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:11 pm

I will never EVER do that job without air tools F that!
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Post by ejclide » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:03 pm

stdlystdmufn wrote:
Skitlz wrote:I feel like an air tool would take some of the fun out of it.
you say that until you get some and you can turn a whole day job in to a 30-40 min job and spend more time driving than wrenching :D

air tools ftmfw :twisted:
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:19 am

I got tired of trying to break bolts loose with a breaker bar, or having my arms tired at work, or breaking bolts because of the breaker bar and a pipe. Don't have money for air tools, but I love my electric impact gun, it really helps.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:32 am

Skitlz wrote:Oh aff I didn't even think of that. What's an alignment run?
Go to a performance shop for best deal. $100 flat is what they charge at RevLine here in KC. Don't want to eat those tires up.

Hmmm a electric gun would be nice....specially if its strong enough.

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Re: Lack of air powered tools

Post by NickKo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:41 pm

Skitlz wrote: And no breaker bar.
If you don't have power tools.... AT LEAST have a breaker bar handy.

I know that it is a 'no-no' to use 'Cheater bars', but I have several that I keep in my toolboxes, too. :)
They come in handy sometimes - Just use some common sense so you don't slip and kill yourself using them.


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Post by Skitlz » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:13 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote: Go to a performance shop for best deal. $100 flat is what they charge at RevLine here in KC. Don't want to eat those tires up.
Is it really pressing that I get this thing aligned? I'm broke for some time.
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Post by stdlystdmufn » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:36 pm

yea its a lot cheaper to buy an alignment than 4 new tires in a couple months. having your toe out will destroy tires
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Post by Skitlz » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:52 pm

Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully my tires hold out 'til I get paid.
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:14 pm

I just got a garage 18 miles north of my house just for a place to have my compressor and tools so I don't have to use hand tools any more. Land owner won't let me plumb the garage with "high voltage" since my contract doesn't include the garage. My Chicago Pneumatic 7749 makes struts and springs so much easier!
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Post by RobsProjectSOHC » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:22 pm

i wish i had air tools =[......went to a buddy who does and the job was done half the time as normal....back felt good at the end of the day. +1 vote on air tools. lol
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Post by Skitlz » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:40 pm

I guess I'm in the minority for preferring hand tools. haha
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Post by stdlystdmufn » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:01 pm

^ i wouldn't say that, i do it for a living which means at work i have a great set of air tools but at home i don't have a compressor so even though i have thousands in tools i can't use them at home. something i did that might fit your budget a little better is i bought an ingersoll rand 3/8" electric impact and it did everything during my engine swap but the crank pulley bolt
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Post by Skitlz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:02 am

I actually found a good deal on a compressor and a basic set of air tools while I was visiting family yesterday. An uncle is trying to get rid of it. Half want to pick it up, but ehh.
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