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Old 08-12-2015, 01:20 PM   #1
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Ok I have an issue I want to fix but not sure exactly what would fix it, heres my problem...

When Im doing some "spirited" driving and Im going around a curve or turn and then hit a bump, it feels like the front end has a mind of its own. Does this make sense? Its pretty annoying because I feel like I could loose control, I know I wont but it has a weird feel to it. I do plan on upgrading my shocks and struts but I have some other things I need to take care of first. I was going to do the Koni orange or the Eibachs but Im afraid they will be too soft...is this a strut issue anyway?
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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How are your tires? Alignment? Have you lifted the front end and tried to move the front wheels up and down - side to side? IF there is alot of play, it may be tie rod ends or ball joints. I had that issue on my old 3000GT. Someone else may have other suggestions.
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How are your tires? Alignment? Have you lifted the front end and tried to move the front wheels up and down - side to side? IF there is alot of play, it may be tie rod ends or ball joints. I had that issue on my old 3000GT. Someone else may have other suggestions.
Everything else is good. I only have 12000 miles on the car. I dont mean to make it sound like its a super bad issue. I just find it more annoying than anything else.
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Very rarely this happens to me. But if you hit big pot holes a lot and such, it wouldn't be bad to lift up the front wheels and check for play.
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Is the front end wanting to wander around, or is it getting thrown around?
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Is the front end wanting to wander around, or is it getting thrown around?
No it drives great great. Its just when I hit the bumps the front gets " unsettled". It might be just the way the car is. Its hard to describe...
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As in if you hit a pot hole or bump, the tires want to follow along with it, no matter how hard you hold the steering wheel in place?
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As in if you hit a pot hole or bump, the tires want to follow along with it, no matter how hard you hold the steering wheel in place?
Yeah pretty much like that. If I see something as Im making a turn I feel myself almost grabbing the wheel a little harder.
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Same issue I had with my old Mitsu. I guess if you ever get bored, you could always check the wheels for play. That would be my only suggestion if your alignment is correct.
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Hello OP,

I would check the bushings on the front lower control arms. They may have failed (common problem).

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Are you certain the movement is from the front and not the rear axle movement when it travels over the bump?


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I would check the bushings on the front lower control arms. They may have failed (common problem).

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Thanks. I guess it cant hurt to have them checked.
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Are you certain the movement is from the front and not the rear axle movement when it travels over the bump?


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Just sounds like a soft suspension to me. Hitting a bump on a curve naturally throws the car a bit because the tires leave the ground slightly. Like my old soft riding Mercury Grand Marquis.
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Upgrade your sway bar.. whiteline FTW!
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You need a bump steer kit. Pretty cheap fix
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You need a bump steer kit. Pretty cheap fix
Really? I'm not sure I've seen this before. I'll check it out. Is it easy to install?
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Bump steer kit, this is the solution!! I've been reading some reviews on this and some of the things people describe in the reviews are the same problems I'm having.
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There ya go man! If you get it, let us know what you experience.
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As previously stated a bump steer kit will fix 90% of this. You'll still get it time to time on bigger bumps though.


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Bump steer kit, this is the solution!! I've been reading some reviews on this and some of the things people describe in the reviews are the same problems I'm having.
You still want to check the bushings to ensure they are still in good shape ... then you can try the Bumpsteer kit:



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I'm going to get a set sometime also. Can't decide between steeda or SR. Ether way will help suspension stay settled in twisties
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Sounds like the rebound on the struts needs to be a bit stiffer.


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Sounds like the woes of a panhard bar to me. When you hit a bump, the axle shifts to the side and up, causing the whole car to get unsettled. Check your front end for damage, forget the bumpsteer kit, and if no damage, find someone with a watts link car to ride in. Everyone who says that they are not worth it has never had one.
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pitboss,

Can't go wrong with American Made parts by an American Company - you are getting high quality parts that are manufactured in the U.S. when you run with Steeda - you will be very happy with the parts.

Let me know if I can help assist with your order!

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Ok so heres what Im getting from all the responses...I should add or change every suspension component on my car...correct? Lol...
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Ok so heres what Im getting from all the responses...I should add or change every suspension component on my car...correct? Lol...
Yes & no ... lol. It may be one part that you need ... it may be another part you need. Suggest starting with one part, if that fixes the problem, then problem solved. The issue is, sometimes it is not one particular "solve all" problem.

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Yes & no ... lol. It may be one part that you need ... it may be another part you need. Suggest starting with one part, if that fixes the problem, then problem solved. The issue is, sometimes it is not one particular "solve all" problem.

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Yeah I agree. This winter Ill be spending my time and money with suspension upgrades. Im sure at some point Ill end up replacing pretty much everything anyway...
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Ok so heres what Im getting from all the responses...I should add or change every suspension component on my car...correct? Lol...
Right! LOL and you knew what to expect for answers before you asked.
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Right! LOL and you knew what to expect for answers before you asked.
Lol, I guess I did.
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It could be your toe settings, have you noticed any extra wear on the inside edges of your front tread? I had bump steering problems when mine was too toed out.
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I drove for half a year with a full degree of toe out and 2.6 degrees negative camber, and did not have bump steer issues. That said, my car has not been a mustang for quite some time.
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