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post #1 of 16 Old 10-12-2013, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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What is the black rubber parts in between the coil springs called?

This may be a dumb question but I changed my brakes today and noticed that a couple of black rubber pieces that go in between the springs on front were broken. What are these called and how many should be on each spring? Also I noticed a black clip that holds a couple of metal lines up (I believe to stop them from hitting the exhaust which mine are) is broken. Anyone know how I can find a replacement for that? Thanks this site is great!!

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-12-2013, 12:35 PM
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Spring isolators. Between the spring and body?
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Spring isolators. Between the spring and body?
No between the actual coils of the spring
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Got me I have no idea lol. Maybe take a pic atm I have nothing inbetween the coils of my springs.
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Ooohhhh bump stops maybe so you cant fully bottom out your jeep maybe??
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Ooohhhh bump stops maybe so you cant fully bottom out your jeep maybe??
I thought they were bump stops but I can't find any for replacement on Rockauto or anything. It's a 98 5.9 if that helps any...
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post #7 of 16 Old 10-12-2013, 01:18 PM
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Probably spring boosters to counteract sag.
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Here is a picture it is the black rubber piece. I found one on my driveway before broke in half and I had no idea what it was. The drivers side has three of them in between the coils I think.
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-12-2013, 01:27 PM
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Yeah, it's a spring booster. Chances are the coils were sagged or the PO used it for towing. Best bet would be to replace all the springs with stock ones or OME MD springs.
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Yeah, it's a spring booster. Chances are the coils were sagged or the PO used it for towing. Best bet would be to replace all the springs with stock ones or OME MD springs.
Well it still rides nice and doesn't seem to sag or anything. What would this affect having these in there? Does it hurt handling or ride?
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Its a cheap way of either lifting it or restoring the height.
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post #12 of 16 Old 10-12-2013, 02:22 PM
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it can hurt the ride. i bet if you replaced the springs with OME ones, it would ride like a cadillac, depending how your shocks are

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it can hurt the ride. i bet if you replaced the springs with OME ones, it would ride like a cadillac, depending how your shocks are
Well I did just put on new shocks and I thought it would make a bigger difference than it did so I bet you are exactly right it needs new springs. Will just the regular brand work? I don't want to lift it or anything like that
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post #14 of 16 Old 10-12-2013, 04:28 PM
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send a PM to user "Kolak" on here. he will hook you up with whatever you want/need

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did you find what you needed ghost think i have same problem?
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