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Old 05-10-2004, 09:14 PM   #1
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I did a little work to the car over the weekend and have the sore muscles to prove it. As I'm a bit fussy when it comes to how well things work I decided to tackle the front suspension. Here'* what got done;

1) Monroe strut top plates
2) New Monroe Sensa-Trak struts
3) Moog ball joints
4) custom slotted Raybestos rotors
5) Raybestos Quiet Stop pads
6) Ceramic VHT paint

Once that was all done I went to the dealer for a 4 wheeel alignment as I had also changed the rear struts and top plates a month ago. Just in case I hadn't dropped enough coin, the technician informed me an inner tie-rod needed repacement so I did that as well. I had recently changed the front sway bar endlinks for urethane ones and replaced the isolator bushings with GM parts. I also put new tires on a few weeks ago - Bridgestone Potenza G009s - so now the car turns and stops like Jack the Bear.

Next weekend I have new rear brake drums to go, also ceramic painted and baked, and I have new sway bar end links and the whole isolator assemblies.

Here'* a few photos from the weekend;







With all that done I'll be able to get going on the next projects

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Nice job, Do those monroe struts have the nipple for the air pump?
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Thanks for the great pics foghorn

Glad all worked out even though you had to pay a little more, in for a penny, in for a pound
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Nice job, Do those monroe struts have the nipple for the air pump?
Nope, any signs of pneumatic suspension have been removed , the car originally had the ELC. Since I rarely have anyone or anything else in the car I decided to go the simplest, and most reliable route.

Thanks PDad, I'm feeling a few pounds heavier now

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Oh okay, do they make aftermarket struts for the ELC?
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Nice job!!! Looks great.
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while you're down there you should replace your sway bar links.
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while you're down there you should replace your sway bar links.
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I had recently changed the front sway bar endlinks for urethane ones and replaced the isolator bushings with GM parts.
They don't look new enough

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