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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:21 pm 
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Looking to overhaul my car in coming months, which means I need to make some repairs in the fron end, so the parts I think I need will be

New shocks
Springs (maybe just lows)
Disks (new pads)
Ball joints
Bush kit

Anything I have missed? what do you recommend I replace

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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:06 pm 
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Seems like a pretty comprehensive list there.

Maybe add tie rod ends, depending on the condition
of the ones you have.
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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:08 pm 
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ok, Thanks :)

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:58 pm 
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if you want to get real finky about it, the steering rack. if its leaky or got play. but chances are it doesnt. just check the boots on it i spose

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:06 pm 
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if you want to get real finky about it, the steering rack. if its leaky or got play. but chances are it doesnt. just check the boots on it i spose


yeah steering rack is fine, same with the boots :) Strange though, by now most of them are leaking out of the sensor plug :?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:00 am 
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Ball joints if needed.
No point in doing the bushes unless needed or your planning on changing them all to urethane - in which case get a Nolathane Evo kit.

Dare I ask why your doing all this? Surely only do what's needed unless your upgrading something?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:11 pm 
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well gotta start somewhere :) , SFA has been done to the car when my aunty then my dad had it, strangly enough everting is starting to fail after I got it :? yeah all the bushes will be nothlane

I'm gunna build a nice new motor for it soon aswell :)

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:34 pm 
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There is a big labour and hassle saving in doing everything at once. You only need one wheel alignment too. When you do everything separately you needs multiples of wheel alignments. You may need a camber kit too.

Also use new wheel bearings, seals, grease, split-pin in your new rotors.

Plus, if you're keen, replace all the nylock nuts, because the nylon doesn't grip so well the more they are screwed and unscrewed.

 

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i just changed my front end after the car doing 123000 kms i did all the front bushes with nolathane bushes. new shocks and ball joints now the front is so tight in cornering you cant feel any body roll at all exept the rear following the front after so i advise you to do the rear as well

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:59 pm 
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yeap thats the plan :D one end a time when I can afford it

gunna put air shocks and super low springs in the rear 8-)

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:16 pm 
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dumpage lol

 

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oi you car isnt green is it?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:19 pm 
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errrrrr ummmm it could be :shock:

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:29 pm 
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nahh not in a bad way i have just seen an ed cruising around the streets lately its dumped green and has polished alloy and a lumpy as F**k engine noise is that yours lol?

 

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nahh not in a bad way i have just seen an ed cruising around the streets lately its dumped green and has polished alloy and a lumpy as F**k engine noise is that yours lol?


Naa not me, wish it was though! :P

 

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