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This compressor is appropriate for all SY's (Shadows) and SZ's (Spirit/Spurs) up to and including 1988 models.   1989 models and newer require BTW023.

Compressing any front spring can be dangerous, but this kit makes it a breeze to change a Rolls front spring/damper. It is loosely based on the factory tool RH8809.
The plate is made from .800" thick steel and the threaded rods are high-strength rolled B7. The kit includes Grade 8 nuts and 4 radial thrust bearings for smooth operation.  The compressor plates now come powder-coated British Racing Green.
Included with this tool are four Handle Nuts. These handle nuts take the place of the regular nuts on the top and speed up compression/decompression by at least 80%.  Probably.
Instructions are on this page and will be included in printed form with an order.

Early cars with rams use only two rods. See the pics for examples of use.

Here is a link to a YouTube video of me using one of my compressors on a Silver Shadow:



SY/SZ Front Road Spring Compressor

  • All British Tool Works tools are guaranteed for life.  No receipt necessary.  We will be astonished if one fails and we will ask plenty of questions, but it will be replaced post-haste or a refund given - your choice.  But honestly, that's never gonna happen.

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