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Old 03-20-2005, 12:35 PM   #1
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The bushings at the top of the strut on the front. How much do these really help your handling?
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The black rubber bushings? Mine were in pristine condition when I changed my struts. I left them. Car handles great. They're mostly compressed after torquing the strut bolt anyway.
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I cleaned them though. And if you see any major cracks, do the obvious.
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If it isnt hurting anything, im not sure doing the obvious is worth 72 bux each. autozone.....
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Would it hurt the way the car handled if they were bad?
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Probably only if they're completely split. I can't see even cracking being a problem. They're more for unsulating the car from road vibration and noise than anything. Just a damper.
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