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Old 08-10-2002, 08:44 PM
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Spring pads


Yes, the rubber collar (it's like a cup on the top of the spring). I've always heard them referred to as "spring pads", but Fastlane on this site calls them "spring shims". In any event, they come in 8mm, 13mm, 18mm, and 23mm sizes for the front.
So the difference between the largest and smallest is only 15mm (about 5/8"). The variable are 1) What size are your current shims/pads? 2) Would the subtle change provided by shims/pads be sufficient for what you're trying to do? 3) Which way are you trying to go with the front? (up or down)

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