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Old 04-11-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default New lowering springs : is there any rubber part I should also replace?

Well after 10 years in the salt my Eibachs have had it, and I ordered some new Megan springs. My question is what do people usually replace at the same time? I found a rear lower lower rubber isolator and definitely changing those, but what about the upper? Should I be changing the bump stop? Fronts look OK still, and strut bearings are still good, so I think I'm OK in the front.

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: New lowering springs : is there any rubber part I should also replace?

For those who are wondering the K160073 rear coil spring isolators from Moog fit like a glove on the Megan springs. I installed 4 of them and they fit just as well on the top and bottom of the springs.

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Old 05-12-2017, 10:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: New lowering springs : is there any rubber part I should also replace?

Smart, Mine were almost shot when I installed my Megan's.

Change out your SB bushings, too? Easy swap at most any 4x4 shop with a generic size selection of Energy Suspension polybushings with mating strap/mount( get with zerks).

Then there's the SB end links... after that, you shouldn't have many more loose bits besides shocks and struts, suspension rubber bushings/Bjoints ,as they age.

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Old 05-13-2017, 06:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: New lowering springs : is there any rubber part I should also replace?

Yep, I have ES rear sway bar bushings already, that I modified to be greasable (added a groove inside, a hole and a zerk fitting). Not as good as the fronts, that are factory greasable ES bushings, but better than nothing. They warn me when I need an oil change, they usually start to squeak after 10000 km without a greasing

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