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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:20 pm 
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my car doesn't drive too bad, but after driving other cars, i know it could be so much sharper and lively. been told the shocks are a bit s**t and theres a few bushes may need replacing one day. cars done 76,000k.

when driving down the road theres a very small delay in the responce of the car. anyone have ideas to what it might be? if i was going to replace the bushes (perhaps all round) how much roughly for the parts and how hard is it to do?

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:52 pm 
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my car doesn't drive too bad, but after driving other cars, i know it could be so much sharper and lively. been told the shocks are a bit s**t and theres a few bushes may need replacing one day. cars done 76,000k.

when driving down the road theres a very small delay in the responce of the car. anyone have ideas to what it might be? if i was going to replace the bushes (perhaps all round) how much roughly for the parts and how hard is it to do?

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at those ks if real,the bushes will be ok;but to check get a suspension garage to check front and rear,also wheel alignment-check the castor-camber angles--------get a quote to repair it,shocks will help alot,but get good ones----the stock ones may be shot

 

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 Post subject: Re: handling issues
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fiftyone wrote:
my car doesn't drive too bad, but after driving other cars, i know it could be so much sharper and lively. been told the shocks are a bit s**t and theres a few bushes may need replacing one day. cars done 76,000k.

when driving down the road theres a very small delay in the responce of the car. anyone have ideas to what it might be? if i was going to replace the bushes (perhaps all round) how much roughly for the parts and how hard is it to do?

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at those ks if real,the bushes will be ok;but to check get a suspension garage to check front and rear,also wheel alignment-check the castor-camber angles--------get a quote to repair it,shocks will help alot,but get good ones----the stock ones may be shot

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:46 pm 
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agreed...

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:47 pm 
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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:47 pm 
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agreed...

new shockies make a world of difference, together with
a shim type (nolathane) camber kit, from my experience


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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:46 am 
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decent gas shocks will make a difference ... as mentioned though your bushes should be fine.

Pedders do those $14 suspension safety checks ... and there's no obligation in getting anything done ... sometimes they come up with weird things ... but I everytime I have had one the report didn't have stupid things on it.

camber/castor kits can help with extra alignment adjustment ... is needed more when lowering excessively. Castor adjustment makes a huge difference with initial turn-on and mid-corner handling.

It depends how far you want to go though.

Start off with shocks ... then see what else you feel like doing later on.

Swaybars make a difference in reduce roll ... as long as you choose wisely too,

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:32 am 
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not really looking to upgrade any suspension parts, just keep the car in good nick.

i had a feeling it'd be the shocks because pedders did a shock dyno on it and said they where acting there age and tilting in to a corner, there doesn't feel like theres any preload to help the sway bar.

oh well, chuck that on the 'one day' list

 

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