How do I get this out without dying?

Flameblow
Flameblow

How do I get this out without dying?

RavySnake
RavySnake

looks like there isn't much tension on the spring so you should be fine.

Just jack off the car and use a spring compressor if you're being a bitch

RumChicken
RumChicken

also, how the fuck did you manage that?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Just jack off the car and use a spring compressor if you're being a bitch

If I lower it now, the shock will go god-knows-where...

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

then use a spring compressor. you can rent one at vatozone or o'reillys

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

the nut holding the shock in (dunno the English term) came loose on a trackday.

whereismyname
whereismyname

Cut it, cut it, cut it.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

It's creaking, lord help me now

askme
askme

Okay it's fine now, there really isn't any tension on it anymore. Like you said.

likme
likme

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Keep going

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

angle grinder on the spring
cut until you think it's almost breaking
hit it with a hammer
if it doesn't break, cut some more (small increments) and keep banging with a hammer
post results

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

just jack off the car

Methnerd
Methnerd

There ain't much on a car that'll give me pause but coil springs scare the shit out of me. Fucking deathsprings, man.

If I lower it now, the shock will go god-knows-where...

No, the shock will stay inside the spring.

Lower the fucker down, put a spring compressor or a ratchet strap on it, then raise it back up.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Just pull it out OP
Springs never hurt anyone

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

unbolt wheel
apply spring compressor
unbolt arm
remove

You have very little compression going on
and a spring compressor will just hold the spring and it may just pop an inch or so.

Nojokur
Nojokur

blowtorch to the spring until the metal gets hot enough to bend and take all the tension out. one of the great stories of the 70's my old man told me was about his buddy gary who had a falcon wagon and he used an oxy-acetylene torch to make his psrings collapse so the thing was dumped on its ass

RumChicken
RumChicken

nice wheels though, if you die can I cop em?

iluvmen
iluvmen

he's never disassembled an SKS
he doesn't know that the bolt spring can come free at a million miles per hour if you're not careful

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

that does not look like a car that should be anywhere near a track.

5mileys
5mileys

People still do this pretty often.
Buddy of mine goes to school for automotives and a kid in class learned you could do this during suspensions class taught as "what not to do" so later that day he went to work, and took the red wrench to it

Skullbone
Skullbone

slavshit

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Sure, just look for a big fireball

Firespawn
Firespawn

Here's the end result from yesterday. I improved the caster angle by using eccentric control arm bushings from the Z4M coupé and installed coilovers. Now I need shorter sway bar linkages.

WebTool
WebTool

New bushings

happy_sad
happy_sad

Nice.

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