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post #1 of 10 Old 01-26-2015, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Spanner wrench or chisel and hammer?

So I'm trying to sort the suspension on my 2012. The shock is extremely hard to reach up in there because of the horizontal layout.

Do you guys use a spanner wrench to adjust the shock spanners or just bang the hell out of the spanners with a big screw driver/chisel and wrench?

I'm thinking the latter.
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if you don't have the wrench, I would use a dull punch, or a long screwdriver that's dull. A chisel will cut into the tabbed rings and has a high likelihood of scratching something you don't want to

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if you don't have the wrench, I would use a dull punch, or a long screwdriver that's dull. A chisel will cut into the tabbed rings and has a high likelihood of scratching something you don't want to

i've got the spanner wrench and a short punch, but of course. I guess will have to get a longer one.


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If you're gonna go the beater route, then get a long flat punch to do it. A screw driver will chew up the notches on both the locking and preload collars. Especially if tightening as more force is required to spin them as the spring compresses. The spanner is the best, but it's tight in there. Invest in a quality punch and go at it that way.

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If you're gonna go the beater route, then get a long flat punch to do it. A screw driver will chew up the notches on both the locking and preload collars. Especially if tightening as more force is required to spin them as the spring compresses. The spanner is the best, but it's tight in there. Invest in a quality punch and go at it that way.
Longer punch it is.
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If you can have someone lift the rear and take some pressure off the spring, makes using the spanner much easier.

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If you can have someone lift the rear and take some pressure off the spring, makes using the spanner much easier.

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I've used an adjustable filter pliers before. (not sure if you have room for that or not)
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If you can have someone lift the rear and take some pressure off the spring, makes using the spanner much easier.
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