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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 04:17 PM
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Hey,

I did some trade work and my front end is being rebuilt and intrax springs installed this weekend(Saturday). There is only one front gm spring insulator in UTAH(Called multiple dealers and had them search. Checked autozone already) Is there national chain that carries these in stock? I got the rears(Moog)for 4.00 a box. Would my car do ok without front?

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Chris
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 06:25 PM
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You really need the isolators up front.

Although not ideal, if you can't find anything else then you should be able to re-use the ones that came off the car.
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by AutocroSSer:
You really need the isolators up front.

Although not ideal, if you can't find anything else then you should be able to re-use the ones that came off the car.
So should I get that one or just wait? Do I have to pull the spring out to install new ones in the front? I wish I would of thought of this before! I will have them reuse the old ones .
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-18-2004, 06:51 PM
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Personally, I would just make my own. Once you get the one, you'll see how it is constructed : basically a flat piece of rubber a couple of mm thick, cut in a circle with a hole about 1/2" smaller radius cut in the middle of it.

If you can get ahold of bulk rubber of the same thickness, it'd be pretty easy to make your own.

And yes, replacement of the spring isolators in front requires you to remove the springs.
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2004, 07:12 PM
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These are the things that go between the spring and the body, right? I got enough from Dal to do the entire car. Not sure if your schedule will permit waiting for shipping, but that's what I'd do.
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2004, 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by Paul Brown:
These are the things that go between the spring and the body, right?
Only if it's rubber and shaped like a donut [img]graemlins/1.gif[/img] .

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2004, 07:33 PM
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Paul : the front ones (used only on the upper part of the spring) are approx 6" in diameter, with a 4.5" hole in the middle of them. They are absolutely flat, only a couple of mm thick.

The rear isolators have a "shape" to them (to go inside the pigtail). From GM, there are 4 of them (top and bottom of each rear spring). You can safely delete the bottoms, but need the tops.
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 06:47 PM
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front spring insulators from GM: 15597425

Check with Energy Suspension and other similar companies for an aftermarket version.
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