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Old 21 Jul 2014, 09:32 am
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Default Insulators ?

My 07 Convert has 50K miles, going to change out the OEM Springs with TEIN. Should I get 2 Coil Spring Insulators too. How come I won't need uppers and lowers? How about the back springs? I guess I don't understand what these really do.
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Old 30 Jul 2014, 03:36 pm
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Default Re: Insulators ?

spring insulators are usually a rubber (almost like the inside of a tire) or polyurethane wide "O ring" that sits on top of the coils so when they compress they don't rub or squeak metal to metal. They also gently absorb some harshness/vibration from the tire to the suspension system. The way the bottoms are designed on springs now days there's no real use as they seat so tight with the weight of the vehicle. I would suggest if you're doing a front & back lowering spring to replace them. You don't exactly need expensive polyurethane ones but they'll last longer and can be found reasonably

https://www.google.com/search?q=pt+c...ell=1&tbm=shop

2 front uppers & 2 rear uppers.
I have these in my Energy Suspension Master Kit and they're nice

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