Step back in time to any engine shop worth its salt circa 1970 and you’d likely find a number of neat (and now vintage) tools that were staples of mid-century mechanics. A Sun Performance Analyzer might be parked in the corner, a RemLine roll-around tool box perusing the oil-stained concrete floor, and a Rimac spring tester perched atop a workbench, waiting for duty.
While RemLine and Sun have gone the way of the points ignition system, Rimac is back with all-new spring testers soon to be shipping from Specialty Auto Parts USA. With a history that dates back to 1929, Rimac’s product niche has sustained through a history of both quality and performance.
For some time, the only way to get your hands on one was via auction, but prices regularly reached the $1,000 mark for used examples. Like the Sun Analyzer, that problem is soon to be a thing of the past.
Two models will be available: one is for 0-500 lbs. ratings in 2-lb increments (P/N BB0500) and the other is for 0-1,000 lbs. in 5-lb increments (P/N BB1000).
The design revolves around precision and speed with a lever-activated compression mechanism that makes pull-down a breeze. A cast-aluminum C-frame body is heavy-duty enough for high load, yet lightweight for portability. Rimac’s signature blue is powder coated on for durability.
Be sure to check out pages 74 and 75 in Specialty Auto’s 2021 catalog for the laundry list of details. Stock levels are still ramping up, so give them a call at (586) 774-2500 to get in line.