Calling all suspension gurus

jesper moreau at
Wed Oct 10 06:20:40 PDT 2007

All and All boB, I feel you just may need to refresh the trailing arm
bushings and check the wellness of your rear links. (all culprits of a rear
end clunk). What say you to that?

On 10/10/07, Robert Myers <robert at> wrote:
> Hi Y'all,
> Miss Piggy is needing some suspension work.  She has developed some
> rather strange unidentified clunking and squeaking sounds from her
> rear end.  (OK, Paulie, that's entirely enough of that!  ;-))  She
> handles fairly well but can use a little tightening up.  (Paulie -
> quit that!)  Her local road  environment (southern
> West-by-God-Virginia) provides a large number of sharp angle of
> attack intersections and some major caverns loosely called potholes
> which severely threaten her FMIC.  For this reason lowering her
> suspension makes no sense at all.  The huge number of twisties in her
> environment definitely require decent handling.
> Ms. P. is a '95.5 urS and has: 113K miles, RS2 mods, FMIC, HRSB, and
> BIRA system 3 brakes, HID low beams, plus a number of other
> relatively minor mods.  She still as her OEM suspension and is shod
> with 245/50R16 tires/wheels which provide enough sidewall depth to
> help a bit with the potholes.  The current struts pass the push and
> rebound test OK.
> My other s-car has a set of Bilstein HD strut cartridges which have
> been reasonably satisfactory but could be improved upon.
> What do the suspension gurus recommend for Miss Piggy?  OEM ride
> height is probably best for conditions here so springs might not be
> required but cartridges, bushings, mounts, etc., are all fair
> game.  I wish I could say that money is no object but it is at least
> part of the consideration.  :-(
> Recommendations?
> Bob
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Jesper Moreau

'95.5 URs6 Avant mit go fast gizmos
'92 tornado redish S4 (wifes ride)
'91 200 20v - 300hp - parting
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