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Old 10-22-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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What is this thing?

I was cleaning out a cupboard where the PO had stashed some odds and ends and came across this... thingy. It says "perfection" and seems like it might be cast aluminum. It appears to be a handle and has a square hole inside a round hole in the bottom, but we can't figure out what we're supposed to turn with it.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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I was cleaning out a cupboard where the PO had stashed some odds and ends and came across this... thingy. It says "perfection" and seems like it might be cast aluminum. It appears to be a handle and has a square hole inside a round hole in the bottom, but we can't figure out what we're supposed to turn with it.
It is an insert for a coil spring. These were used in pairs as either boosters or to correct a sagging car or truck suspension. You stick the flat end between the couls, then twist it in with a half inch drive breaker bar and extension.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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That appears to me to be a device used to spread the coils in a truck/MOHO coil spring used to attempt to raise ride height. If that is what I think it is, it is a band aide fix to a more serious load/suspension issue which should be addressed otherwise. Not sure I am seeing it right though.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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So, in that case I can toss it? It sounds like it would have only been for the TV and not the trailer?
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Ditto the coil spring spacer comments.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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So, in that case I can toss it? It sounds like it would have only been for the TV and not the trailer?
Yes, or sell it along with it's mate to someone who doesn't understand the proper way to correct suspension issues.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:28 PM   #7
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Hi, recycle it with your aluminum cans.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:07 PM   #8
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Hi, recycle it with your aluminum cans.
Perfect! I hate throwing anything out and I didn't find it's mate.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #9
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it'd make a cool paperweight.
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