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Old 02-10-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default New suspension....what is suggested to replace?

I am going to be replacing the stock struts and shocks with Sensa-tracs in the front and Monroe air shocks in the rear. At the same time I am thinking of replacing the strut bearing plates, strut bellows and the rear shock mounts.

Is there anything else I should look at replacing while the suspension is out of the car?

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What about upgrading stabilizer end links front & rear?
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Thanks for the info.

Should I be looking at strut insulators etc?
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Are you referring to the spring insulator for the spring seat? While you're replacing things, you can. Will likely be the least expensive part of it.
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Well as I am in there anyways with the struts and shocks removed I am wondering what other parts I should look at replacing.

Have almost 72000 miles on the car.

Would it be prudent to replace the bearing mounts at the same time? Darn things are almost as expensive as the struts!

What about any other parts?
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I thought you had already said that you were going to replace them? When I do struts, I replace the struts and strut bearings. I inspect the rest of the parts and replace them as needed. I have yet to run into a need to replace the front strut mounts. I would replace the rear shock mounts as they have been known to be a problem.
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I was thinking entire mount but just the bearing sounds just as good as the mounts themselves are in good shape.

I have researched the rear shock mount issue and I will be replacing them at the same time as the shocks.
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If Your going all the way, How about a GXP strut tower brace?
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would love to if I could find an affordable brace. Not many GXP'* in the junkyards
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