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Old 04-11-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default High Mileage suspension - how can I make it feel younger?

My car has 131k mi on the clock and my suspension is stock except for swift wagon springs, which I really like a lot. Great handling and great looks. At first they were also a great ride, but recently my car's suspension has been feeling and sounding a bit clunky and loose. I had a blown CV joint before and the clunking does not sound like that. I plan on updrading struts to DSpecs or AGX's but I am curious how much this will help ride quality over bumpy roads. What other suspension components should I replace/upgrade to stiffen things up a little and make the ride a bit smoother so it doesnt sound like the car is going to fall apart over some bumps?
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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with that many miles, the oem dampers have to be shot. replacing them (as you are planning to do) will make a big difference.

also, i would recommend that you start examining various bushings and replacing/upgrading them as necessary...if they are 7 or 8 years old that have to be worn out also...

good luck!
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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new aftermarket bushings will make big improvements over new stock bushings, so they should be much better than your old work out ones. cheaper than OEM replacements in most cases, too.
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