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Spring teflon pads

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rockjunkies, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. Rockjunkies

    Rockjunkies 1/2 ton status

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    I am rebuilding my factory rear spring's and I need new teflon pads for the tips. Where is the best place to ge them? Does the dealership carry them. It is for and 81 blazer.
     
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    I got some at a local spring shop (Bett's). I doubt that the dealer would have them (or even know what you are talking about)
     
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    GM Dealer does have them...! But they are the round ones that fit the long late model springs. The insert nub can usually be modified to fit in the older springs. Seems like they were about $1.75 each.

    Marv
     
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    you got a part # for them, Marv?
     
  5. Triaged

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    The ones I got were $0.45 each. They are round and have a 3/8" nub that goes into a hole in the spring. I am putting these in my 71's springs so I had to drill holes into the springs to insert them...Drilling holes in spring steel is no fun!
     
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    No... don't have P/N. Just walked into Dealer and explained what I wanted.

    Sounds like Triaged got a better deal...!

    Marv
     
  7. jekbrown

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    dude, forget about teflon. That crap has cold flow issues. Do what I did, get some UHMW-PE (ultra high molecular weight poly ethylene). It is 0.030" thick and comes on 3" wide rolls. About $1.25 a foot. Cut it with scissors, put it between your springs and you'll be set. Pics of this stuff is in my web shots. Most major plastics suppliers have this stuff... if your local one doesnt, PM me, I can pass on the info to my supplier, they take orders via phone...

    J
     
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    Yep, Teflon doesn't like to be under pressure. It just sort of oozes out of the way. The factory spring pads are made of a much harder material than Teflon.
     
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    I paid $0.30cdn each for what sounds like the same thing
    round plastic black( or dark??)
    who wants em?
    I can drop by the spring manufacturer easily
     

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