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Aeon Rubbers (again!)

PostPost by: vincereynard » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:42 pm

The Aeon rubbers have a small hole and a larger hole. Does it matter which way round they go?

They fit neatly with the small hole above the damper top shoulder. However this would mean that the top plate would not be in direct contact.

Therefore the rubber has to be forced down the damper rod so the small hole is stretched to "fit"? I.E. the whole thing could slide up and down the rod?

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:23 am

I'll be watching this, as I just fitted mine with large hole 'down', ie, toward the shock. Small hole on top. I
don't want a 'whoopsie' here.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:36 am

I have always fitted them with the small hole at the top so they stay at the top of the rod and dont move up and down with the suspension. Dont know if its correct but it made sense to me - less unsprung weight :lol:

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:44 pm

I doubt it makes the slightest difference to be honest.
Other than the writing being upside down! Just thought I'd ask.

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BTW close examination of one of the hubs indicated a crack developing at one of the caliper attachments.

I took it here and they did a good solid job. Makes a change! (I ask for strong not pretty!)
http://alloyweldcraft.co.uk
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PostPost by: mbell » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:12 pm

I'd also mount to the top of the strut as it should stay in the same position relative to the strut shaft. So no risk of wear to the inner holes and therefore less risk of creating dust near the seals on the shock.

That said I suspect none of this really has a significant impact and is mostly theoretical....
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PostPost by: JonB » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:35 am

http://www.lotuselan.net/wiki/DA_-_Rear_Suspension_%2B2

Looks like it's at the top of the strut. Have you got the +2 spacer pieces?
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