Would be a sad to have replaced so many items in the suspension, only to have
the bearing packs start groaning a month later.
TPR lower control arm bushings are good pieces. Also, hit up PST
(http://www.p-s-t.com/) for their polygraphite swaybar bushings. Hardest out
there aside from steel, and won't ever make a sound. Be sure to put some
sylglide on them, even though they declare that lube is not needed. Only have
to do it once.
Have you considered replacing the LCA's? They are sub-100k parts, and mods will
stress them good if they are worn.
>Sent: Oct 17, 2006 4:54 PM
>Subject: [Shotimes] what do I need for front suspension
>I am planning to continue my suspension upgrades that I started with my rear
>suspension. I will be installing the Eibach springs I have already purchased
>and probably the Koni strut inserts. I have a question about other parts I
>may need. I have not dissembled it yet and want to have the needed parts on
>hand before I start. I have been researching other parts and have found the
>following listed in the KYB catalog.
>SB103 - Strut Boot Kit (Front)
>SM5038 - Front Strut Mount
>SM5415 - Front Lower Springseat insulator
>SM5005 - Strut Mount Bearing for SM5038
>SM5156 - Front Strut Upper Springseat
>SM5271 - Front Strut Mounting Kit
>I would guess the spring seats I could just visually inspect and tell if they
>are torn or not. I would also replace the boots as they tend to crack and are
>not expensive. For the rear I replaced the strut mount so I guess it makes
>sense for the front. I see the front has extra parts like the bearing. With
>125K miles and a cosst of $15 each it would make sense to replace the bearing
>as apparently its not included in the 5038 mount. What about the SM5271 does
>anyone know is included in this item? Should it be replaced?
>Is there anything else I have missed? I am also thinking of getting some
>polyurethane bushings. Does anyone know what is available and reasonable to
>Your comments are appreciated.
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