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Old 08-20-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Tips to help front suspension

Alright Well Lately My Front End Has Been Feeling Unstable , AND Kind Of Like a Boat. .

Well to give you a idea of my suspension mods ..
Maximum Motorsports CC plates( haven't had chance to get alignment yet )
Tokico HP Struts AND shocks ( kind of thinking they are blown since my car is so low , that they wore out fast )
SVE full length subframe connectors welded in.
CHE upper spherical control arms
I did have lower control arms but bushings went bad so I'm back to stocks..
Cut springs ( car Is low )
Energy suspension sway end links

I did notice my sway bar bushings torn but not too sure if that would be a drastic change. .
My rack and pinion and power steering pump have been replaced too


Just hitting bumps are hard, a little bouncy not too bad, when I'm on hi highway it's a little loose ,
Any Suggestions Would Be Greatly Appreciated




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1st off ditch the cut springs and your shocks and struts, get non-cut springs and adjustable shocks and struts. Doing all of it you might as well just she'll out a bit more for coilovers.

Could probably use a new steering rack, I would look at MM's website for most of this stuff.

A new K member would help also, if you want something strong go with MM, but if you want max weight savings then UPR is find, just won't be as great around corners.

And get an alignment.


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Well first off, the worst thing you did was cut your springs. Your springs are spring load rated, once you take a coil here and a coil there, the coil can no longer support the load requirements given, hence the bouncey ride. Now at highway speeds the spring can feel like it is floating which gives the characteristics of a car not gripping in the front but floating. Secondly, with cutting springs, it hammers the sway bar bushings and hence splitting, wears your control arm bushings and steering rack. Not to mention the balljoints and tierod ends.

As mentioned before, junk the springs for a perfectly good set of lowering springs and do not cut them. Caster and camber plates do no good if you do not get an alignment. I am not trying to be an *** with what I am writing, but, your ride looks nice by the sig pic, so why half-*** your suspension? Does not make sense. You are answering your own problem with what you wrote in the post.
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I would at least get an alignment and and a bump steer kit to see how that affects anything before just throwing a bunch of parts at it
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1. New springs
2. New Struts
3. BumperSteer kit
4. Alignment

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1. New springs
2. New Struts
3. BumperSteer kit
4. Alignment

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OK, here is what in my opinion needs to be done.

1) inspect your frontend, balljoints, tierods, rack, lower control arm bushings, and swaybar bushings, shocks and struts.
2) replace or repair what is bad.
3) after you replace the springs and do the above, get an alignment.
4) K-member and all the others can wait once you get the basics completed. Then once the basics are completed, you would then have a proper base line to work with.

You have to make the determination of what you want with handling characteristics after the base line has been established. But without the basics fixed, how do you know where to start. We all here on this forum can throw ideas at you of what would be nice and what we run to give advise on. But like I said, get the basics cleaned up, then you let us know what you want and we can go from there. You may find out once the basics have been repaired, it is what you were after in the first place, and you may not want to do nothing else. But then again, you may.
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