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Old 06-30-2016, 05:09 AM   #1
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Strut Replacement - Shock Mounts/Bushings Advice Please

I am going to replace the stock shocks/struts on my 2004 Mustang GT with 22K on it. Going to pony up for the Bilsteins. It is a nice day driver which I want to improve the handling but not damage the ride quality since my wife and I take it on the weekends for longer trips.

So far I have put a CAI, short throw, upper/lower control arms, and I will be welding in subframe connectors in a few days. Down the road I will probably change out the brakes to vented discs and replace the stock sway bars.

While I have the struts off the front what else should I have on hand to replace - should I have new shock mounts if so which ones should I buy? Should I get some Energy polyurethane bushings for the top of the strut rods? Any thing else?

I don't think there is anything to change for the rear other than the shocks?
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It is a very good idea to replace the strut bushing.
I just used quality OEM style replacement bushings when I did mine, to keep the ride quality from deteriorating.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:06 PM   #3
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I got the poly strut mount bushings in mine. Did I notice any difference. Ehh a little. Was it worth it. That's up to you.

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Tie rods and balljoints, I recommend Steeda, and why not new springs while your there, again I love Steeda. Chances are your spring isolators are also warned but that's up to you if you're going to use those or not

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