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Suspension question. Pads?

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Hi,

I'm reading all the time about 2 dot pads, 3 dot pads, no pads front and rear, etc

I would like to know what you are taking about. :)

Pics are really welcome.

Thanks in advance.

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WElll, on top of the rear springs is a rubber pad, 1 dot is a small one(in height)2 dots thicker , 3 dots thicker still. Differance in height between 1 dot and three, 3/4 " or there abouts , someone will correct me if Im wrong.

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WElll, on top of the rear springs is a rubber pad, 1 dot is a small one(in height)2 dots thicker , 3 dots thicker still. Differance in height between 1 dot and three, 3/4 " or there abouts , someone will correct me if Im wrong.

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WElll, on top of the rear springs is a rubber pad, 1 dot is a small one(in height)2 dots thicker , 3 dots thicker still. Differance in height between 1 dot and three, 3/4 " or there abouts , someone will correct me if Im wrong.

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you need the pad for isolating the metal spring

from the metal body - and the thickness determines

the rear ride height - depending on the springs installed

clean the crusty under coating off so

you see the Dots on the side of the rubber spacer

3-Dot = thick

2-Dot = medium thick

1-Dot = thin

the front uses very thin rubber

at the bottom of the spring and top.

USA cars had a thick (19mm)aluminum spacer at the very

top of the strut to raise the front ride height to

meet USA crash - bumper height requirements.

Standard procedure is to remove that alum spacer

to lower the front for better Roll Center - BETTER HANDLING

02reardrivewhlbrgssusppartsA.jpg

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Im using clear vinyl tubing on each end for max low. Besides at over 20 a pop for spring pads its way cheaper.

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