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      12-29-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Spring Rubbers

Is using spring rubbers an option instead of changing out springs to increase the spring rate of the OEM springs?
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      12-29-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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No way you will damage your springs... Rubber isn't sitting straight it will buckle your springs
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      03-30-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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I want to add spring rubbers to my KW V2's to limit spring compression as a way to combat rubbing.

Anyone have any feedback or experience with using these?

http://www.springrubber.com/
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      03-30-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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I want to add spring rubbers to my KW V2's to limit spring compression as a way to combat rubbing.
What rubbing are you referring to?
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tire rubbing on fender during compression of suspension
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      04-01-2013, 08:36 AM   #6
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I'd say don't do them...not a safe/good idea. If you need your springs to compress less turn up the shock stiffness or get a set of custom swift springs for the car. They're cheaper than you think. Talk to Harold
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      04-01-2013, 09:27 AM   #7
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I will echo getting the right spring for the car rather than putting in yet another piece. When you do that you will change the fail point on the suspension and decrease overall lifespan. Better to do it right once than do it wrong then do it again.
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      04-03-2013, 07:40 AM   #8
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tire rubbing on fender during compression of suspension
Therefore your problem is that your wheels don't fit. The correct fix for that is to get wheels that do fit.

Incorrect solutions are to stiffen the springs to reduce suspension travel or to alter alignment to eliminate rubbing on the fender but introduce other issues.

However, this all assumes that you value driving dynamics more than an aesthetic called "stance" that is a caricature of performance. I could be wrong there. In which case - spring rubbers all the way. Cheaper than new springs and they will have the same net effect.
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      04-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #9
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Therefore your problem is that your wheels don't fit. The correct fix for that is to get wheels that do fit.
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Seriously. Fix the problem, not the symptom.
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There is nothing wrong with running a higher spring rate so long as the dampers can handle the spring. Is it the best way to eliminate rubbing? Not really. I'd say roll the fenders first. Never had any experience with spring rubbers, but to me it looks a lot like putting a band-aid on a broken arm.
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