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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by commodore1994, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. commodore1994

    commodore1994 New Member

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    Hi just a couple questions, what exactly do the rubber spring pad things do? The things that have to sit on the spring? Do you need them? I put SL king springs in and it's too low, with stock springs the back is way too high, without them rubber things for the springs it sits nice. I'm thinking about fe2 springs, I want to buy some second hand so how can I tell they are actual fe2 springs? For bow tho will it be right without the rubber things? Thanks in advance
     
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    Spring insulators reduce road noise into the cabin. Leave them there! I found better insulators than the ones I had.... didn't know till then how important they were. And, too low is a pain in the ass! Sacrifice looks for 'user friendliness'. Day to day you will understand, forget what yer mates... and people you don't even know/care about think.
    Happy motoring.
     
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    road noise is already bad in the car so that's all they are for? The back is too high and the headlights point straight to the ground, for the mean time will I be ok without them in until I can get fe2 springs to level it out a bit?
     
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    They also locate the spring correctly and stop it moving around.
    Metal to metal will wear, either the car body/suspension arms as they're the softer metal or worse case the spring, either is not good (spring steel tends to shatter when compromised without much warning)
     
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    I didnt run upper or lowwer spring rubbers for years.
    Never had issues with springs falling out. May have mad noises due to been spring too metal mount, but car is too loud to hear minor noises
     
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    holden did millions of dollars in research and development, might be a good idea to leave them in...
     
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    Maybe just wrap the springs in electrical tape.. Na jokes aside, where can I pick up a set of fe2 rear springs? And does anyone have any photos of how a VN looks on fe2
     
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    ummmmmm.......









    ebay?
     
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    does that mean a ls1 in a vp would be a bad idea?? lol i think they really do just stop noise and vibrations( more of a comfort thing). but if fe2 can be found use them if they suit your needs.
     
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    bad if i decide i dont need engine mounts...
     
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    You could use the SL springs and put in some superpro SPF0385-10K insulators and raise it 12mm (maybe higher as the original rubber ones are most likely squashed)
     
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    Good call.
     
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    Can't find fe2 rear springs on eBay, I'm just after something that's legal, does anyone have a vn with the fe2 springs and want to post a pic of it so I can get a rough idea of how it sits?
     

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