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Old 05-13-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
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springs spray rubber prepped

I guess this goes here... I got the Eibach Prokit springs, and prepped them for install. Here's how I did it. I wrapped the ends (about a full coil) a minimum of two thicknesses of electrical tape. After that (takes awhile), I sprayed each end with this aerosol rubber. I did this two coats. We'll see how well it works out, but it looks pretty solid. Discuss:




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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

looks good, should help with noise overall~ you wont get much noise on the front anyway. How good is that undercoating, thickness wise and strength?
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

it's about as thick as 2-4 layers of electrical tape. It was only 2 coats.. and I get bored easily. I don't know about the strength yet, but I'm assuming it's going to hold up ok. It still feels a bit soft, but I just sprayed it today, after curing it should be rock hard.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

i wouldnt worry about it to much, you wont get a ton of noise, and the CC plates will allow some noise to travel~
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

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i wouldnt worry about it to much, you wont get a ton of noise, and the CC plates will allow some noise to travel~
yeah, I'm not paranoid about it or anything. If I really was, I'd probably just use the stock isolators... but I figure I might as well get the most drop I can since I already got C/C plates.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

Why the base of electical tape? I might try this out on my rear springs and see if that helps the clunking i have back there right now...thinking it might be my spring clanking around...then again, I might just put the stock iso back in and cut a couple more inches off the spring to make up for it.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

without isolators the rears will make noise on live axle cars~ no idea on IRS cars
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

i have no front and rear iso's and i dont hear much from the rear at all.

Btw that rubber stuff pwns. im going to be spraying all my IC pipes with it for that stealth look. at night you cant tell the difference between it and stock rubber piping.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

I used the electrical tape just in case the rubber stuff didn't work... at least I'd have the tape layer. I'm hoping the rubber stuff does its job. If so, HELL YEAH. It looks like great stuff.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

Hmm...just a thought, I guess you could also coat the inside of the lower spring seats as well....making sure not to plug the drain holes. I may do this with the rears when I swap bushings.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

yeah, I thought about that, but this stuff does stay wet for like 2 hours.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

Well, I am planning on POR 15'ing my control arms front and back when I do my bushings, so, that takes a few hours to cure as well. Not to mention, it takes several hours to take the bushings out.

I might have to think about this...or just get the MM replacement upper and lower iso's all the way around.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

yeah, we'll see what happens when I install them. I'm "done" spending money for now, so however it ends up is how it'll be. Haha, I've spoiled the **** out of my car this month.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

what shock/strut set up are you running?
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to start, I'll be doing stock... then I'll be doing Bilsteins.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

So, are these in yet? If so, Any noise? Noticeable Harshness? Anything? If not, WTF you waiting for man?
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So, are these in yet? If so, Any noise? Noticeable Harshness? Anything? If not, WTF you waiting for man?
I have a buddy that wants to help me put them in. It's the only project besides my subframes that aren't in as soon as they come in.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

cool i can't wait to see how you like them because i've been considering buying a set of these springs myself. Just want to know how they are on stock shocks/struts.
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

I'm assuming it won't be fantastic... but this summer will be basically working to afford the Bilsteins.
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thats exactly what i'm doing i'm working to for money to hold me over though my next semester at college and a suspension set up for the mustang
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Re: springs spray rubber prepped

nice, Bilsteins are supposed to be pure tits.. plus, they have a lifetime warranty.
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^^^ Are they in yet?
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^^^ Are they in yet?
you know the answer already Rob... If you were here... they'd be in.
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HOw about now?
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HOw about now?
I just put my Bullitt Pedals in... I had the brake and clutch pedals done, but hadn't done the dead pedal or gas pedal... so they're done now. Is that good enough?
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