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Old 01-02-2006, 06:16 AM   #1
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Hi guys I have a question,,, for low budget people like me getting parts from the dealer vs Advance, Napa, Rocko,,etc. on for example all steering rubber parts. like Control arm bushings, Tied Rods inner/ outer,, Mounts, Stabilizer ends. In another words all suspension or rubber parts.

I have a problem with movement on my car, that i'm very picky about. Specially since I travel to work everyday 1 hour, and since focusing in maintining it I hear anything and I want to fix it, or replace it. I believe everyone somewhat feels the same way.

I know engine parts sensors, etc. dealer but other parts?

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Miles.please clarify your question.
Are you asking which suspension rubber parts you can get at which place?
If so, most bushings and items for suspension can be found at Carquest. Sway bar end links are found at Autozone..and likewise..there are tons of parts to be found at better cost than a dealer.
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1. The question is for people like me (low budget) where would be better to get the parts from, Deaker or Carquest as far as quality and the right fitting too. You know in some parts the dealer parts are the original and it last longer and fits perfectly, but in some intances sencon market autoparts are good too, sometimes better quality than the Dealer'*.

2. In my case I'm trying to make my cruising a little less bumpy and vibrating, I drive far everyday to work and any little bump, or difference in road I feel it and it'* annoying. My car didn't have this problem before.

3. So I replaced the Struts, and I'm still having a shake after a hole or bump. It'* like something is loose.

4. What should you recommend to replace after that. Ball joints, control arm bushings, tie rods?

That'* where I stand.... I hope that helps
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I wouldn't recommend replacing anything unless it'* diagnosed as being bad. You mention vibration and shaking.

Was a proper wheel alignment done after the struts were replaced?
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Hey buddy, thanx for answering and helping me:

I was thinking when I replaced the front struts, the spring compressor did not compressed (Springs) all the way. So, did I set the hight of the mount too high. Does the mount go all the way were the thread of nut starts on the rod of the Strut???

That'* what I have been getting from think over and over about it. I also noticed the front of the vehicle higher than before- I used to hit the parking spot concrete stoper with the bottom- frame.

Thank you so much, that is where my doubt is. Maybe the mount is good for the strut (monroe'* Sensatrac) and I don't have to replace the mount with the OEM, I got them for free, after the autoparts store knew they sold me an incorrect mount, which it could also fit my car.
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