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    What is this stuff inside my strut boot?

    Swapping out OEM suspension w/Eibach's from my donor/project. While cleaning up the Eibach assemblies, I noticed this stuff crumbling inside the strut boot. Is it what's left of the "stop"? Do I really need it? If so, what do I replace it with?
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    Yup that is the stop, its not absolutely neccesary, but i would recommend putting one back in there. The struts you take the springs off of should have a set the comes with the eibach springs.

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    Thanks...this is what was in the assemblies I am swapping into my TT.
    Can't imagine they would ever really do any stopping....unless they deteriorated immensely.
    Are there replacements available? Alternatives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin@STM View Post
    Yup that is the stop, its not absolutely neccesary, but i would recommend putting one back in there. The struts you take the springs off of should have a set the comes with the eibach springs.

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    Thats why i recommend putting them back in there.

    DV8 if you are interested in a new set i can call eibach in the morning and see if they sell replacements. The eibach and other spring sets usually come with a new set to work with the lower springs. So im sure they must are available.

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    Found them at Summit...25ea....ouch. This elastomer material seems too soft and obviously doesn't hold up well ...wouldn't rubber do better?
    Last edited by DV8; 09-19-2010 at 05:09 PM.

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    Is that for one or two?

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    each...per wheel...as in (1)

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    I will should be able to get you a better price on them, i will find out in the morning.

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    OEM bump stops are about $10 from Cherry Hill

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