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Front Spring Rubber Sleeves #1631569
09/04/2019 09:28
09/04/2019 09:28
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neil_r Offline OP
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I'm in the process of collecting parts for a suspension refresh. From the diagrams in EPER, there appears to be a sleeve around the bottom of the spring (part no. 82489246 ?) which is rare. What does this do and can I use a generic alternative?

Cheers,
Neil


1997 20V
2000 V6 manual S-Type and 2011 5.0 XKR
2016 Tucson 1.6T AWD
2018 Mazda2 GT
Re: Front Spring Rubber Sleeves [Re: neil_r] #1631578
09/04/2019 12:39
09/04/2019 12:39
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Yes it's a clear plastic tube that fits around the bottom of the spring, I guess it's trying to prevent the bottom coil turning to rust too quickly? Anything generic would be fine I would have thought, maybe some heat-shrink wrap if you can get a big enough diameter?


1996 Portofino 20vt & 2000 Pearl White Plus
1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake
Re: Front Spring Rubber Sleeves [Re: neil_r] #1631581
09/04/2019 15:18
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neil_r Offline OP
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Thanks DaveG. I have since found that H&R do generic tubing for this application and they call it damping tubing. Seems to be to stop the spring clanging when it gets fully compressed - mainly at the bottom I assume.


1997 20V
2000 V6 manual S-Type and 2011 5.0 XKR
2016 Tucson 1.6T AWD
2018 Mazda2 GT
Re: Front Spring Rubber Sleeves [Re: neil_r] #1631583
09/04/2019 16:05
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OK, sounds good, never heard of that before!


1996 Portofino 20vt & 2000 Pearl White Plus
1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake

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