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PS: have you checked your rubbers??

Post by LAZ 1 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:58 am

When I did the DIY 2" body block lift, a couple of my rubber lower body mount cushions were a bit beat up. Has anyone priced the stock replacement rubbers and actually gone to all the trouble of putting in new ones??

Am I being too fussy here??
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Re: PS: have you checked your rubbers??

Post by Stroverlander » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:36 am

Dorman also makes replacements and can use Prothane 7-108 polyurethane body mounts to tighten things up a bit more.

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Post by LAZ 1 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:35 am

THANKS ...
can we get Dorman's stuff in Canuckistan??
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Post by Stroverlander » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:11 am

I don't know, I would think so. Dorman 924-003:

http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-924-003-Su ... B0026M5TII

The Prothane 7-108 is probably the most economical solution, unless your metal cups are rusted out. Your van will feel better with the urethane body bushings for sure.

http://www.amazon.com/Prothane-7-108-BL ... B003AVR8FQ
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Post by LAZ 1 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:15 pm

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Re: PS: have you checked your rubbers??

Post by doyoulikeithere » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:32 am

I got some of those Urethane Cab Mounts in Canukistan, but I had to ask for chevy p/u trucks cab mounts cuz they looked at me like i was from mars when I said Astrovan !
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Post by LAZ 1 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:09 am

doyoulikeithere wrote:I got some of those Urethane Cab Mounts in Canukistan ...
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Did the Urethane mounts make any significant difference??

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Re: PS: have you checked your rubbers??

Post by doyoulikeithere » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Stroverlander wrote:Your van will feel better with the urethane body bushings for sure.
Canukistan, Sure, but NSOR is in North Hong-Koover. Hmmm.
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Post by LAZ 1 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:25 am

Called NSOR ... NO PROTHANE IN STOCK
... but they do have Daystar stuff.
And there is no listing for either as Safari/ Astro.

What model Chev Pickup crosses over to the Astronaut vans??

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Re: PS: have you checked your rubbers??

Post by Stroverlander » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:02 pm

Daystar KG04016BK (looks like discontinued)

Energy Suspension 3.4116

Prothane 7-108 fits these vehicles:
Chevrolet C10 Pickup 1981-1987
Chevrolet C1500 Pickup 1981-1987
Chevrolet C20 1981-1987
Chevrolet C2500 1981-1987
Chevrolet C30 1981-1987
Chevrolet C3500 1981-1987
Chevrolet K10 4WD 1981-1987
Chevrolet K20 4WD 1981-1987
Chevrolet K30 4WD 1981-1987
GMC K10 1981-1987
GMC K20 1981-1987
GMC K30 1981-1987
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Post by LAZ 1 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:49 pm

I got the Energy Suspension polyurethane body mount bushings from my local auto supply store. They had them in stock, and they sold the 6 bushings to me for $ 90.

LORDCO, one block away, wanted $ 180 for the exact same thing.

PS: genuine GMC parts [ cushions and retainers ] would have been about $ 300.
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Re: PS: have you checked your rubbers??

Post by doyoulikeithere » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:11 pm

I paid 85 for the same things too.
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Re: PS: have you checked your rubbers??

Post by LAZ 1 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:08 pm

I pulled out the old rubbers and replaced them with the Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings. Very glad I did this simple and relatively inexpensive upgrade. Half of the old rubber mounts were torn and collapsed. Attaching the unibody to the sub-frame with the stiffer and stronger poly bushings is like making a better foundation for whatever else I build on top. And since I am planning to build up a six foot high box at the back, anything I can do to minimise flex and sway is more better.
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Post by Stroverlander » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:06 am

Glad they're gonna work out well for you!
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Re: PS: have you checked your rubbers??

Post by LAZ 1 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:29 pm

I just carefully checked the rubber cushions that I had left over after replacing with Polyurethane on my 99 Safari. The Safari had 215 K kms on it and only two of the six cushions were in good enough condition that I would consider them reusable. The other four cushions were torn to the point that I would consider them USELESS as a connection between frame and sub-frame. If you want to minimise sway and firm up your ride, then replacing the VERY FFNNN EXPENSIVE OEM rubber cushions with the much cheaper, but much more solid polyurethane seems to me to be a great upgrade.
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