Calling all suspension gurus
geraintlloyd_qc at yahoo.ca
Wed Oct 10 13:53:00 PDT 2007
did a BDTD on the rear bushes on the t44 (as well as front subframe
bushes) last week
first off, i would recommend replacing the pairs of bushes in the
bracket at the front of the rear trapezoidal arms.
that did for all of my clunking on the 200 TQA and a big hammer and a
vice is all that you need
these bushes and the ones between the hub and the arm have a fairly high
metal to rubber ratio, so I'm not 100% convinced that poly would give
you much improvement on a bang for buck level.
the one at the rear of the arm is a different story, and might be worth
poly even on the basic level that the oem sleeved ones are a b at 5tard to
fit without a press.
as i said though, try the front arm bushes first 'cos you might just end
up stopping there, but having splashed out on ALL of the bushes, I had
to press on to avoid difficult questions about why there were "extra"
bushes lying around on the desk........
Robert Myers 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. :-(
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