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  1. Anyone in Baltimore/DC area have a clamshell type spring tool?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Harborfreight is out of them. I'm in Annapolis. Does anyone nearby have one?
  2. Clamshell spring compressors vs. single-arm

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone have experience with both? I'm trying to decide whether to go to Autozone and "borrow" some 2-piece compressors, vs. just forking out $40 for a new clamshell-style one from Harbor Fright(!). (yes, I know tools from HF are crappy. But this thing will probably only be used once.)...
  3. Clamshell strut compressor... wow!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just got done doing Bockster's Eibach/Bilstein setup using my new spring compressor and boy does it speed things up! We ran into a small glitch setting up his fronts as there are 3 slots on the shock body. We went with the default "top" setting which proved to be wrong; it didn't lower the...
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