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Old 04-27-2010, 03:48 PM   #15
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:00 PM   #16
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No disrespect felt, or intended..... Ok, back on topic... Are there issues with the competitors springs? Or GM's original piece?

"Other companies are scampering to get some product revision to the market that accommodates this new part from GM."
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:58 PM   #17
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No disrespect felt, or intended..... Ok, back on topic... Are there issues with the competitors springs? Or GM's original piece?

"Other companies are scampering to get some product revision to the market that accommodates this new part from GM."
Yes, from what has been posted, other companies current drop spring offerings do not fit the revised upper isolators.

Oh, and as an aside, I forgot to mention that the Chevrolet dealer we work with informed us that the upper strut mount DID NOT change. Should have added that when people asked for more info. Slipped my mind. Just an FYI for anyone who is curious. So as a recap:

Spring change
Isolator change
Upper Strut Mount did not change.

Again, this was info given to us, we can only verify that the isolator changed for sure. But it fits the standard upper strut mount profile perfectly, so it does not appear the upper strut mount COULD have changed at all.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:13 AM   #18
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Can you give me a explanation of this item im trying to learn as much as i can about my camaro and really not sure what this does. Forgive the stupid question
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:27 AM   #19
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Can you give me a explanation of this item im trying to learn as much as i can about my camaro and really not sure what this does. Forgive the stupid question
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No worries at all. Not a stupid question whatsoever. Essentially, this piece is acting as a bushing between the spring, and the frame. This is because, for conversational purposes, the strut top is rigidly mounted to the frame (technically not, but you get my point). Because the strut mount is solid, and the spring is solid, there needs to be some sort of isolation between the two in an OEM application. This is where this spring isolator comes in. It is a rubber piece that takes up small deflections and mis-alignments between the strut top, and the spring itself, when your suspension is going over bumps, and you are turning, etc. It is kinda like a pillow for your spring!

This typically will be to hinder clunks, vibrations, and friction-based noises of metal on metal contact. It also prevents wear, on the face of the upper spring perch, and to the spring itself. From the looks of it, GM wasn't getting the results they intended, or the cost-point wasn't ideal for them anymore.
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