Front Suspension Upgrade, anything else? Spring Compressor?

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    Can someone link me to a spring compressor that you've used on a Prius? I have all of these parts plus new heavy-duty springs with a lift, Stabilizer Bar End Link, and Tie Rod End. Is there anything else I should replace while all the other installs are going on?
     

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    rent one for free at autozone /
    just leave a deposit /
     
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    I want one of my own for future installations
     
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    Note: My experience with these is based on old BMWs from the 80s and 90s. I haven't tried this on anything newer yet.

    At AutoZone the rental will be something like these. I don't like it as its too bulky on the top and bottom. I have a set and I hate them, always gets stuck around the top hat for my old BMWs.
    MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor Set
    harbor-freight-spring-compressor.jpg

    Something like this style looks better and less bulky but I haven't tried one personally yet.


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    And lastly something like this would be even better since you don't have to worry about compressing both sides evenly since it wraps around. I also haven't used anything of this style personally but it looks like the easiest and best.


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