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 Post subject: Susspension Setup questions
Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:26 am 
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Been asked before, but i havent really heard a good concensis.
What shocks do ppl think are best and for what price should i pick them up for?

the car handles like a boat something kronic of late. brought a workshop manual and it says 'excessive play in steering' remedies-> C arm ball joint loose. i sort of hope its not that

i was thinking more the sway bar bushes. is it the bushes around the contol arm stud i need to replace as well at the front? or just the main bushes to the body?

and with the rear control arms, ive heard the bushes can wear out which makes the gear stick rattle. i've also heard they are a b**ch to get out.

Thanks heaps for your help guys!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Susspension Setup questions
Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:24 pm 
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fiftyone wrote:
the car handles like a boat something kronic of late.


get thicker swaybars to reduce sea sickness

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:53 pm 
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upper control arm bushes flow out over time and lead to sloppy steering, all bushes do this.. its an 11 year old car, I would say bushes is the place to start.. you will also get good gains from new suspension as well. best off doing it all at once if $$ allow. car will be tight as a nun again in no time.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:39 pm 
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awsome. thanks guys

now the 'easy' part. what shocks, bushes and prices

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:48 pm 
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Its mostly how much your willing to spend. The more money, more parts you can replace. Nothanle (spelling) bushes for EL's are around $600-800 i think on ebay. Then about $90 for each front shock then you got the back ones. springs for all 4 shocks. Then you need front and back sway bar.
Not cheap. the reason why i didnt do my car cause, my car will be worth the same amount that i would of spent on it.
Something to think about.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:27 am 
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are you serious that the noth. bushes are that expensive???

how much for straight replacements?

Btw... looking to spend $500 ish max

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upper control arm bushes flow out over time and lead to sloppy steering, all bushes do this.. its an 11 year old car, I would say bushes is the place to start.. you will also get good gains from new suspension as well. best off doing it all at once if $$ allow. car will be tight as a nun again in no time.
i cant find in the manual where it references the upper control arm for the front. i can find heaps on the lower one tho. but i can find info on the upper for the rear

 

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