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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-21-03, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Question Brute coil locks

Just curious as to whether anyone has ever used a set of Brute Coil Spring locks?

They are meant to lower or raise your car by somehow applying the locks on the spring then adjusting it.
I prefer a lowered set of springs but just curios if these locks work
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They are basically spring tensioners....like the ones you use to change struts and/or springs etc....not sure if u can drive with them though....think they are more for looks....some guy on ebay sells them...
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Yes they do work, used a different one (from American Auto Spares) we lowered my brothers torana with them, but he had lowered springs already, so they had a fair amount of spring tension to start with. I would probably avoid them for stock springs. and they are a pain to get the right angles, so the bolts dont hit the springs, and also wouldnt recommend for hard driving and cornering.

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Yes they do work, used a different one (from American Auto Spares) we lowered my brothers torana with them, but he had lowered springs already, so they had a fair amount of spring tension to start with. I would probably avoid them for stock springs. and they are a pain to get the right angles, so the bolts dont hit the springs, and also wouldnt recommend for hard driving and cornering.

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Yeah no worries.

I was curious if they could be used to stop the sagg of a car that has been lowered. i suppose it wont hurt and would help balance the car out a little
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You could use them to raise the car, but just remeber they work by pushing the springs up, and only between one set of coils, so you basically stretch the sping in the middle, so I wouldnt use em to raise a car, only lower it if at all.

They work very basically like this, you have 1 set for each spring, you put them in opposite each other on a spring, they have bolts, nuts go on first then the bits to clamp onto the sping, then nuts on top to hold it together, same with the bottom half. Its then just a matter of winding em in, or winding em out, pending if you want to go higher, or lower.

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