Originally Posted by CRSSDCM
Doubt anything is worn out at your mileage. Do some reading on the "miSSing body bushings" and the "Mueller Mod" bushings (pinks and green) from GM, they are all dried up but if you look hard enough you may luck out and find a set.
Okay, did some reading. THAT'S BIZARRE. I can actually kind of understand why one model might lack some mountings, but normally if there were a series of seven, you'd skip 2, 4, and 6, not 1, 2, and 3! Worst case, if they did it to improve the ride characteristics for the driver and front passenger, they should have not skipped more than two in a row. I could almost understand (though I disagree with) skipping one and two, but leaving out almost half, all in the front?!
The stock rear lower control arms are also a weak spot on our cars and cause unwanted hop, solid aftermarket units as well as bigger/beefier sway bars change the feel of the car instantly. Also look up the ZQ8 bump stops.
I will think of more stuff, in the meantime look up the best bang for the buck mods and Qalo's handbook.
Once again....great find, much luck to you Sir.
I'm not going to go too crazy on this car, with the low miles and all. Most likely, if I add a hitch for our receiver-mounted bicycles carrier I'll also add airbags in the coils, even if only the manual kind. I might look at sway bar options, but mostly for corrections rather than performance.
Plus the possibility of the body mounting...
I have that Cordoba for my toy after all... *grin*