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Old 09-07-12, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default RCE Black/GTWORX installation question

I currently have RCE Blacks on OEM dumpers. Expecting to get GTWORX Bilsteins to be installed in the next 2 weeks. I have 2 simple questions.

1. Shop that performed springs installation 2 years ago didn't re-use rubber liners from OEM springs. I remember that was a general recommendation to do that to avoid clunking noise when spring compresses. So, I want to do that when I'll be installing GTWORX dumpers. I see that RCE Blacks still have these clear sleeves (half or 1|3 of a spring). Do I just put rubber liner on top of those or I need to remove them first?

2. I remember RCE springs came with shorter bump stops. Do I need to re-use these or GTWORX shocks already have them too?

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Old 09-07-12, 05:45 PM   #2
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1. Leave the clear sleeves on and put the rubber liner between the spring and perch.
2. The GTWORK Bilstiens come with the appropriate bump stops already installed. Leave them there.

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1. Leave the clear sleeves on and put the rubber liner between the spring and perch.
2. The GTWORK Bilstiens come with the appropriate bump stops already installed. Leave them there.

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Oh... And you're going to like the new ride. I'm still running the hills with a grin. So sucks that Summer is winding down.
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Got everything installed yesterday http://www.iwsti.com/forums/3677017-post53.html
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Got everything installed yesterday http://www.iwsti.com/forums/3677017-post53.html
Write down some initial thoughts, then after you ge another thousand miles and play time come back and tell us some more.
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so choosing the black or the yellow springs, it still lowers the car some?
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so choosing the black or the yellow springs, it still lowers the car some?
Yeah, if you can call 1/12 of an inch (~2mm) lowering My car is almost back to stock height. It has been dropped some (~5mm according to RCE specs) on Blacks/OEM shocks combo but GTWORX bilsteins brought it back up by ~3mm... I'm OK with that. Some people prefer it to lower (Yellows probably will be a better choice then). FWIK the is no performance gains in Yellows/GTWORX vs Blacks/GTWORX.

Some initial feelings... I have them for 2 days and already like them! Tried some ramps today (still not pushing hard though) and they feel better and more planted than stock dampers.
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There should be a difference in performance between RCE Blacks vs Yellows. Yellows are stiffer then blacks.
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There should be a difference in performance between RCE Blacks vs Yellows. Yellows are stiffer then blacks.
Nope, according to RCE. Yellows are a little bit stiffer though.
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