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Positive/ Negative Effects Of Spring Pad Removal


Dabliz02
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On the front, I would not remove the rubber cups at the top of the springs.   Mine were trashed so I cut them off.  From that point on, with every turn, my springs (under pressure) would rotate/spin and a loud snap/pop would ensue.  Apparently metal on metal is not part of that original design.

 

Don't know about the pads.

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REAR:

 

remove top rear 3-Dot - 3 different thickness upper pads and

lower the car and  increase NEGATIVE CAMBER

 

leave bottom rubber for noise insulation

and prevent rusting between spring and control arm

 

FRONT:

 

leave the thin top and bottom rubbers for noise and rust

insulation - nothing to gain at front by removing front

rubbers

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REAR:

 

remove top rear 3-Dot - 3 different thickness upper pads and

lower the car and  increase NEGATIVE CAMBER

 

leave bottom rubber for noise insulation

and prevent rusting between spring and control arm

 

FRONT:

 

leave the thin top and bottom rubbers for noise and rust

insulation - nothing to gain at front by removing front

rubbers

 

 

so the rear doesn't require a top pad at all? thats a good half inch drop... for free... nice!

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yeah there is no connection , my thought was bigger wheels/ tires, and then was thinking that my car sits a little too high.  Then came a thought about removing/ playing with the pads (thinking along the same lines as Rocan) as an alternative for a slight drop.  But I will probably either cut the spring or go full coilovers.  But probably c/o in the long run.

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