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      10-13-2018, 06:57 PM   #1
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Question Rubber Isolators / Spring Shims required or not?

I installed some Dinan springs and while working on my car I noticed my rubber isolators / spring shims are really worn and need to be replaced. My question is are they necessary or can they be deleted? I have been doing some research and it looks like some people don't use the OE rubber isolators / spring shims with the SUPREMEPOWER lowering spring perch and some coilovers.



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Pretty sure you'll end up with noise if you don't use them. A couple of years ago I had struts assembled by a local shop and the top insulator was bulging out. I posted a picture on here and some knowledgeable people told me I could end up with a noisy strut.

I think the metal on metal contact would be noisy and would wear something out.
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You'll be reminded that you left them out every time the suspension unloads, and probably on other occasions as well. And not in a good way. Replace.
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