Originally Posted by Bonka
Just wondering if anyone has used different (wider) rear upper spring seats from another vehicle? I ended up using Moog ones and coupled with the fact that it looks like the top of the spring is a little wider in diameter than the OEM springs and I'm using extended travel rear mounts part of the top coil looks to be rubbing against the mount because the Moog rubber doesn't quite cover the entire diameter of the coil and I'm getting some noise.
I am planning to take it apart again but before I do so I'd like to have something ready to replace it. Would lining the underside of the mount with gasket material be enough? I'm worried it might chew through the material so ideally a wider spring seat rubber might do the trick.
Im dont understand what u are trying to do or why u are doing it. I think u bought Moog rear upper perches and bought Aftermarket springs for another vehicle and trying to install on the max???
Either way,, i think a rubber gasket is good enough. The OEM ones arent super strong or anything exotic.
If u referring to spring isolators and u on a budget u can buy 3/8" spiral wound from Radioshack and wrap the upper part of the springs.
When i replaced my spring/struts, the only thing i replaced on the rear were the bushings. The perches and gasket was fine.