That spanner I posted fits a few 2.5 coilovers. I can't see why from pics that it wouldn't work. Plus 20.00 is cheap. Oh and the bottom nut on kings has nubs so it can be unscrewed. Then again why would u need to remove the bottom unless you are rebuilding/revalving them. The top collar is for the preload and to gain or loose heigth.
I was just thinking from a one tool (do-it-all) perspective. My shock rebuild count is probably coming up on triple digits, the less tools I have to pick up/drop/misplace :crazy: the better IMO.
The nubs or knurling on the bottom bearing cap is usually not sufficient to remove them by hand based on my experience. Maybe I have weak fingers, who knows...The spanner (w/ roll pins) makes quick & easy work of it.
On another note, does everyone run some kind of bushing on the top and bottom of their coils or do you just let it be, metal on metal.
Mine came with no bushings.
You mean between the spring and the actual collar and bottom spring plate that it rests on?
I would just run it, if there is sufficient preload to not allow the spring to come loose at full droop I doubt it will chew up the collar/lower spring plate. One of the only worthwhile upgrades I've seen is the AGM slider for dual rate setups.