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Stock helper spring pads

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by JCI Trans, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    Does anyone know where to get the little rubber discs that attach to the flat spring at the bottom of the pack? I lost one the other day and now they make a slapping noise when i go over a large enough bump. I have searched chevy parts sites and a bunch of suspension sites with no luck. Is there an upgraded part available, maybe one that bolts on instead of pushes in? Thanks for any help!! (btw its for the truck in the sig):waving:
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Any spring shop will have the insulators for cheap. I buy them by the 10 pack for $5.
     
  3. NCat496

    NCat496 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Do they do anything besides stop the springs from slapping? they have fallen off all of my trucks.
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No that's why they're called "insulators", their job is to quiet the leaves from clanking. Doesn't affect anything....except yourself if you don't care for the noise. :D
     
  5. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    Spring shop it is then, i'll call around tomorrow. Thanks for the fast response!
     
  6. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    I checked out a spring shop called told me about a $1 a piece ... Went their wanted $1.25 a piece...
    Might find another way !!!
    Or make my own ...
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    $5 for 4 spring insulators is too expensive? :confused:
     
  8. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    I was thinking the same thing!
     
  9. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    guess I'm not as cheap as my GF thinks........:laughing::drinkup:
     
  10. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Any Ideas were or what to try ?????
    I too am getting tired of the Slap !!!!!
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If you want to try cheaper than $5 chop the bottoms from a few plastic soda bottles and attach with duct tape. :D
     
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    how about this.....Jack the truck up, letting the axle hang. Undo the spring pack clips. Drive wedge in between each leaf. Smear RTV on each leaf. Let cure, Good to go....
     
  13. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,380

    Lol the duct tape alone is 5 bucks
     
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Don't forget the lost bottle deposit, either. And the environmental impact of not recycling those bottles. That might increase the Gorbal Warming impact, which drives the cost of everything up.payup
     
  15. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Dont forget though, to do that, and have a decent coat, it will take atleast 2 tubes. Thats more than $5 too....

    Rich, its $5 man, just get the right part.... Less than a pack of smokes...
     
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Oh Snap.......
     
  17. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    The thing is they may not stay in very long ...(Spring shop info)
    Are you going to buy every other month ????
     
  18. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The factory ones didn't fit tight enough to stay in place hence they like to disappear. I've yet to have one disappear that came from the spring shop.
     
  19. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Thank You !!!! I might try a spring shop ....Since you put it that way !!!!
     
  20. massbowtie

    massbowtie Member
    Messages: 97

    go to your local hardware store and look where they have the furniture floor protectors for chair legs and tables. i found 2 and a 1/2" round rubber ones that had metal washers inside them. just use small nut and bolt w/ washers to secure it to the spring.they worked great on my old truck and never came out when i used these as replacements.it was a true value store and im sure they all carry about the same stock. or get an old piece of radaitor hose and murray clamp it on if you want to mickey mouse it.