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Old 06-07-09, 10:57PM   #1
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Default ARP Tapered Ring Compressor

Anyone use the ARP Tapered ring compressor ?
Do they work good or is an adjustable one better ?
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Old 06-07-09, 11:56PM   #2
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Get the adjustable one. With the tapered one your limited to one bore size.
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Old 06-08-09, 04:46AM   #3
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... With the tapered one your limited to one bore size.
I've seen tapered ring compressors on the market that are adjustable over a small range, maybe 1/16" or so. Tapered ring compressors are SO MUCH nicer to use!
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Old 06-08-09, 09:14AM   #4
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Iv'e probably run about 10 different bore sizes in the last 20 years and still using the same KD tools ring compressor from Sears. I'm sure that the tapered ones will simplify and reduce the time spent installing pistons, but I don't do this for a living on a regular basis.
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I've used both types and will always use a tapered one over an adjustable. Thaer is just less chance of a problem when using a tapered compressor.
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Old 06-08-09, 06:06PM   #6
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This is the one I have - covers most of poncho sizes w/ its adjustability...


http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku



(very easy to use - and I am no pro!)
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i have used both and prefer the tapered one. very nice smooth fit.
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Old 06-08-09, 07:55PM   #8
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Ron,
I have the same compressor been using it for over 20 yrs. your talking about the rolled band type aren't you?
Just want something easier / faster..
I just wanted to know if the fixed tappered ones are right on the money and easy to use??
Thanks guys.
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Yes, the fixed tapered ring compressors are right-on. One I bought from Childs & Albert (guess they're gone now?), can't remember where I got the other one.
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Scott,
what brand do you have ?
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i have a proform model # 66767. fits bore sizes 4.125 to 4.205. it looks just like the one in the summit picture. i didnt see what brand the summit one was. probably made by the same company. i've had this one for about 10-11 years, have used it 5-6 times.
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I tried to post a link to the one I use earlier (Summit has changed it's website). It is the one Scott mentions as well.....


http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PRO-66767/


think that link works...
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