I wasn't able to get the spring compressor tool when I picked up my Highlifter springs. Here's what I did. Be careful, take your time, realize this isn't what ratchet straps are for and proceed at your own risk. Hey, it worked for me and I love my new springs.
uh oh, here's something that shouldn't be done...this is how I turned a ratchet strap into a band clamp. (band clamp would have been less awkward) I threaded the loose strap thru the ratchet loop so I wouldn't have to hook the hooks together-would have been too long and not enough squish.