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VE front and rear spring seat insulators and sound proofing the inner guards

applez

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Trying to find some lower spring seats for the front and rears struts is cooking my lid hard. Help a brother
 

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Last 8 digits of your VIN and I'll look up the part numbers for you.
Otherwise you will have to buy second hand struts from wreckers.
 

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Trying to find some lower spring seats for the front and rears struts is cooking my lid hard. Help a brother
The lower spring seats are integral with the front struts/rear dampers.
Or, are you after the rubber isolators for the front struts lower seat?(Not fitted on the rear).
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The lower spring seats are integral with the front struts/rear dampers.
Or, are you after the rubber isolators for the front struts lower seat?(Not fitted on the rear).
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Could find the front lower ones anywhere. The very few i did finally track down after countless search were out of stock. Nil aftermarket. I did notice the rears dont have them for some stupid reason. so i made some up. I purchased the superpro uppers for the f + r. But the bloody sent the wrong fronts and arent molded to the plate like the OEM. While i was at it. I removed the poxy inner wheel wells and did some sound proofing. Ve's are putrid for road noise and droning compared to some other late model cars. I painted all the inner arches and did 4 coats on the inside of plastic inner guards. Then had some left over 10mm thick sound deadening material that i used on the doors ages ago. so i cover all the area thats covered by the inner guard. Plus the back of the inner guard closest to the cab. After fitting the one, i realised i had to take it off and remove the few pieces where the inner guard goes hard up against the chassis. Once finished, the driver comfort is quite noticeably improved with why less cabin noice and a bit softer when driving over road reflectors, start of bridge lines on the road etc. I did end up making a thicker lower insulator for the front which will help a little bit too. Forgot to take a photo. Pretty straight forward and heaps better than the paper thin OEM.
I'll post the photos i did take during the process if anyone wants me to
 
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