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tomslo
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From: Jefferson City, MO
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posted 03-19-2003 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can I remove this isolator pad or whatever the proper name is without any adverse affects? I understand that this will raise the rear of the car a little bit, but that is no problem. Is this just a remove and put back together just without this piece kind of operation? Or will I have to get new shock plates or spring pads or shims??

Thanks,

Tom

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2002 F350 4x4, True Blue, v10 Auto, 4.30LS, 35" BFG's
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wvcat
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posted 03-19-2003 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat   Click Here to Email wvcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I removed my insulators when I installed the ssm lift bars. The holes in the axle housing and the shock plate will be too large for the center bolt from the spring. I made bushings to take up the slack and used longer spring bolts to keep them in place.
John
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tomslo
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posted 03-20-2003 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info, John.

Did you use solid bushings or rubber bushings to do this? I have an extra set of spring/shock plates to try from a 57 Ford, too, if that will help. I guess I will get a better idea of all this when I take it apart.


Thanks,
Tom

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