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    Question Rubber Spring Seats (rear)

    Can anyone tell me... how tall they are roughly?... Cause I bought some cheap replacement ones...and my car looks like it's sagging in the rear... after I put on the Eibach Springs...

    they are maybe half an inch on a good day (the replacement ones)...

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    To answer your question exactly, the rubber spring isolator or seat is at least 1 1/2 inches thick. But by the time you seat the to of the spring into it, it only accounts for a 3/4 in difference in the height of the car.

    I installed Eibach ProKits on it a couple of weeks ago and kept the stock rubber seat/isolator and the rear dropped to the point that the top of the wheel opening on the Qtr. Panel is about 1/2 to 3/4 inches from the top of the tires! I can't imagine what it would have looked like if I did the hose mod.

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    well then I guess the cheap thing I bought...is probably close to less then 1/4 of a inch just on the weight on it... :s damn... well I guess I'll go and buy the Stock ones... and about the hose thing... can you do that to get a little more height out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki_SeVeN View Post
    well then I guess the cheap thing I bought...is probably close to less then 1/4 of a inch just on the weight on it... :s damn... well I guess I'll go and buy the Stock ones... and about the hose thing... can you do that to get a little more height out of it?
    No, the hose mod actually drops it even more. It consists of taking rubber hose and installing/sliding it onto the top 1 or 2 coils of the OEM spring, then removing the OEM rubber isolator/seat. Some people will do this instead of installing lowering springs, which gives you a 3/4 in drop. Did that make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anderson View Post
    No, the hose mod actually drops it even more. It consists of taking rubber hose and installing/sliding it onto the top 1 or 2 coils of the OEM spring, then removing the OEM rubber isolator/seat. Some people will do this instead of installing lowering springs, which gives you a 3/4 in drop. Did that make sense?
    yes it did...

    well I guess I need to go out and buy the actuall Rubber Insulators... wonder how much the Cost...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki_SeVeN View Post
    yes it did...

    well I guess I need to go out and buy the actuall Rubber Insulators... wonder how much the Cost...

    Before you do that, I would post something on this site asking if anyone has them sitting in their garage. They would be alot cheaper than new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anderson View Post
    Before you do that, I would post something on this site asking if anyone has them sitting in their garage. They would be alot cheaper than new ones.
    I gots a nice set of stock ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I gots a nice set of stock ones!
    really... this interests me... keep talkin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki_SeVeN View Post
    really... this interests me... keep talkin...
    They are in perfect shape. I will see if I can get pics up tomorrow night. It will probably cost around $15 just for shipping to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    They are in perfect shape. I will see if I can get pics up tomorrow night. It will probably cost around $15 just for shipping to you.
    cool man... keep me posted... I am gonna check at a local Replacement Parts Distribuitor...and see if they have em... or something... but I would really like those stock ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    They are in perfect shape. I will see if I can get pics up tomorrow night. It will probably cost around $15 just for shipping to you.
    so... how do we do this... sending and money... stuff?...

    seems like the best Idea right now

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