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    ok my 6th gen has been lowered all around and in the rear its about 1 inch. When i took the rear shock assemblys apart, 1 side had a rubber spacer that sat between the spring and the strut hat , the other side didnt have one. The spacer itself seems to be about a quarter inch thick, half inch at best.

    I cant find a matching spacer and the old ones have no name or part # on them and it doesnt seem to be a oem part. Whats happening though is inner side of the tires start to chop after a few thousand miles even though i had the car alighned but i havent installed any camber bolts.

    what should i do, if i can find a 1/4 to half inch spacer ill use it, the tires didnt chop till after i removed the spacer, well it did chop on the side that was missing the spacer, but not on the side that had it.
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    You're looking for the spring seat insulator. Toyota-only part. It shouldn't be a simple spacer, it should be a shaped rubber piece which locks into the shape of the spring seat and accommodates the curves of the spring coil.
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    The spring seat definitely should not be causing the tire chop. I'd have the alignment rechecked but honestly it sounds like there is a shock issue. If the shocks are blown (or just unsufficient for the lowering springs) they can cause the chop of the tires.

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    nah its not the lil thin insulator, its a rubber spacer looking deal, i replaced the shocks, same problem with my other rear set on stock springs and the shocks were good.
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    pics or ban.

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    Choppy or feathered?

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    choppy, just on the inside edge, like like last row of tread.

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    Yeah dude, you suck at descriptions. Start putting up some pictures.

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    trying to find the old part....i moved 2 months ago so everything not in the house is slightly missplaced
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    it looks like that but its about a quarter inch tall

    after serching seems they are made by energy suspension, now i just got to find the old one and get the part number from it.

    seems the g35/350z crowd have the same issue
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    The 350s EAT rear tires. Its the way their suspension is set up. Give up tire life for handling

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    http://www.energysuspensionparts.com...-Isolators.asp

    if you view this page i need the type "a" ones but i think i got rid of the stock springs so i have no way to measure the springs unless i take my current ones apart, can some one help me. I know i need the ones that are a quarter inch thick but which ones
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