View Full Version : $1000 tool is currently @ $10 on the bay.


Nealcrenshaw
01-23-2010, 06:16 PM
So, obviously i passed on this tool,or i wouldn't be posting it. Trust me i was shocked :wtf:
But i may change my mind.

Retail comparison
http://www.etoolcart.com/kent-moore-gm-rear-leafspring-compressor-j35778.aspx


E-bay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kent-Moore-J-35778-Rear-Leaf-Spring-Compressor_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3efc10265eQQ itemZ270516889182QQptZMotorsQ5fAutomotiveQ5fTools

SouthCoastMudder
01-23-2010, 06:27 PM
I don't see why the heck that thing would cost that much.

TBD
01-23-2010, 07:00 PM
my thoughts exactly

9GUY9
01-23-2010, 07:26 PM
not too many people replacing GM mono leaves these days.

Busted_Knuckles
01-23-2010, 07:56 PM
Ebay is eyeball deep in tools that cost $1000-$3000 that regularly sell for way under $100 (if they even sell at all) in the Kent Moore/Rotunda/Miller Tool Brands. That's a result of the robust supply and complete lack of demand.

The reason that spring compressor doesn't sell, its W-Body, and not too many guys "playing" with them, I personally have not been able to give away anything W Body.( FWD Lumina, Regal, Cutlass, Grand Prix). The corvette mono-spring compressor still sells rather well, but not this one.

Merkava_4
01-23-2010, 08:55 PM
When do you need a leaf spring compressor and why would you be compressing the leaf springs? :confused:

Nealcrenshaw
01-23-2010, 09:09 PM
I had a Regal,that needed the same tool to compress the rear spring,Dealers charge BIG money to install it.

I see we have some bites on it.

Busted_Knuckles
01-23-2010, 09:10 PM
Its been a long time since Ive been under a W Body, but Im thinking it has a transverse mounted composite leaf spring. All I can remember the lower control arms on those cars bent in a stiff breeze, but thats about all. Change the struts or ball joint or ?

Nealcrenshaw
01-23-2010, 09:14 PM
Right,it compresses the transverse composite leaf spring,you can remove the struts without it. Thats why you see alot of regals,grand prix,lumina's with the rear bottomed out.

I did find it a little cheaper @ $900
http://www.ntxtools.com/network-tool-warehouse/OTC-J-35778.html

logical
01-23-2010, 09:41 PM
I see the same tool with a "buy it now' of $200, so it shouldn't go above that in a sane world.

caper
01-23-2010, 09:54 PM
I used to change those springs pretty regular years ago.The rubber wear pads would disappear from the ends of the spring and the fibreglass would start to delaminate and break.I just used to use a prybar to pop them in place.Weren't a big deal to do,less than an hour if I remember correctly.

Fedwrench
01-23-2010, 10:33 PM
Kent Moore tools aka Cost More tools, can be a bargain or insanely priced on Ebay. With many GM dealers closing their doors these days, there are more Kent Moore tools available used than ever before. I've picked up more than a few recently if they make my life easier at work and the price was right. As others have pointed out, there's not a big demand for working on older W bodies these days. :beer:

Busted_Knuckles
01-23-2010, 11:03 PM
Here's an example, I won this a couple minutes ago, $5 winning bid, $8.75 to ship, Kent Moore tool catalog cost $1,671.17. The door panel on my old man's eldo is "broke", they dont service the panel anymore, you "fix it",...

Kev442
01-24-2010, 01:27 PM
Its been a long time since Ive been under a W Body, but Im thinking it has a transverse mounted composite leaf spring. All I can remember the lower control arms on those cars bent in a stiff breeze, but thats about all. Change the struts or ball joint or ?

Just replaced a LCA on my 92 Buick Thursday night. I asked for a LCA and they just looked at me. It is a "trailing arm" now.:headscrat
It was in stock, so that tells you how often they break up here in road salt land...

Snappy
01-24-2010, 02:09 PM
I see that the winning bid was $46.00 & shipping is $20.00 Quite a savings over the original tool price!