Looking for a source for plastic sleeves to fit between the threaded adjusters and the springs. Any information would be appreciated.
What I like to do it take a 20oz soda bottle and cut off the top and bottom so only the straight middle section is left and slide that over the threads in between the spring and the threads. If that is too large in diameter just cut down its length and slide it between the spring and the threads, the tension will keep it in place. Its always worked for me.
You will have to look around for a bottle that is still round, all the companies have changed there designs. Better yet, get one from Europe, they use thicker plastic.
I had a brief conversation with Mark Dougherty about my set up and using the Bilstein shocks. He suggested getting a larger Dia. Spring to avoid the rubbing problem. I have not had a chance to continue the conversation with Mark.
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If your springs are rubbing on the spring adjusting sleeves, the best way is to go to larger springs and hats. Also the most expensive way, unfortunately. Springs will always want to bend from being compressed unless you use larger springs or some other method. TAP Plastics has high density polyethylene in sheets that you cut up and wrap around the sleeves. Teflon sheet also works good but is somewhat softer. You can also buy poly sheets from some of the race car shops that is used by the modified guys to make skirts and spoilers. You can cut it, wrap it around the shock sleeve and secure it with wire ties. You should heat it up to get it to bend better.
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