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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:28 pm 
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My suspension is showing a few signs of wear and tear and I was starting to get a little annoyed with the way it was riding and pulling so I took it to my local pedders for a suspension quote (I'd taken it to my local beaurepairs a few weeks earlier too so I had a rough idea what to expect)

Basically beaurepairs and pedders both said the following:

* front shocks/struts and springs are weak and need replacement
* front tie rods have wear (L/H is excessive)
* P/S rack is worn/leaking (~$420 for replacement)
* watts linkage bushes worn/offset
* front wheel bearings have play on them
* various other bushes are worn or rusty

Pedders recommended a castor/camber kit to fix the uneven wear on the tyres. I'm planning to get alloys early next year anyway so I didn't mind that too much.

Pedders quoted me ~$2,150 for all the work including full bush kit, camber/castor kit, all the usual stuff like wheel alignment and lowering 30mm to roughly XR height. (thats the other reason I let pedders quote me for the c/c kit)

Pedders didnt quote me for new shocks for the rear, is that normal to only quote only for new springs when lowering it?

My car is sitting at 590mm front and 605mm rear ride heights, would going 30mm down be about the same as factory XR heights?

On another note does anyone have any ideas what might be causing the back of my car to feel a little sloppy at times.. like the wheels have big flat spots on them (which they don't) and generally feels unsettled? I think alot of is from the front being so unsettled and bumpy.. thows the a** end out.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:34 pm 
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gee that scares me!! i wanna drop my car but can no where near afford 2000, my car is an ef futura with 168 on the clock... rear shocks need replacing as far as i can tell but otherwise no uneven tyre wear :S hope i dont need to spend more than 700 for new shocks and springs all round!

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:35 pm 
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sounds like u havent taken ur car for a sevice in a wile

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:35 pm 
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if u lower it get the camber kit, or it will tear your tyres up quick.
it will sit like an xr in terms of height
distortion, $700 will cover you for springs/shocks, if u plan to do it yourself.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:37 pm 
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distortion wrote:
hope i dont need to spend more than 700 for new shocks and springs all round!


Beaurepairs quoted me for new bushes, front shocks and springs, rear springs and new power steering rack.

If you take the cost of the power steering rack (~$420) off the beaurepairs quote, it probably comes out somewhere near the $800 mark.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:39 pm 
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sounds like u havent taken ur car for a sevice in a wile


Only had the car for just on a year.. the RAC inspection when I brought it didnt find much wrong with it. Guess its just small problems that have become worse over time and 20,000km

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:41 pm 
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my powersteering rack will be fine as far as i can tell, plus i know a guy who reconditions/upgrades them for a living so i'll get one through him. 800 i can live with... does that include struts?

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:41 pm 
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do u drive it hard

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:41 pm 
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your sposed to service ur car every 5000km and if u take it to a workshop they check evry thing and tell you if anything is rong

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:42 pm 
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if ur talking to me? only ever hard in a straight line... he he i'll look at upgrading the steering once i have it dropped...

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:43 pm 
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or if you are as tight as a nuns.... u can service it every 5,000km, but do it yourself at work 8) , saves me quite a few $$$

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:46 pm 
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me too :lol: dont u jus love being a mechanic

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:46 pm 
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geez, i am posting in this section and when i click the submit button, there is like1 or 2 messages between the one i am answering, but oh well.
yeah i gun my car in a straight line too, but in qld at the moment, it's raining, so i am doin drifts too.
the intermediate link between the steering column and the rack is loose, gee i wonder how that happened

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:46 pm 
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Beefcake wrote:
your sposed to service ur car every 5000km


Thats about every 3 months to me.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:48 pm 
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geez i feel like a post whore in this topic.
I ain't a mechanic, i am an auto-elec apprentice, but we used to do mechanics where i work, so i know quite a bit about it, wish i was a mechanic, being a sparky is s**t sometimes.

 

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