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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2004, 04:46 PM
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Car, 95 SS, has 103,000 miles. Will have 105,000 when I park it this fall. Thinking on doing a suspension rebuild/upgrade/improve over the winter. What alternatives should I consider. Daily driver May thru October. Have installed the Moog Idler Arm and Center Link. Is it time for springs, ball joints? Want to do polyuratahne bushings. What suggestions do you have, or have done.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 08:43 AM
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Mark - I did my full rebuild at about 68k due to the fact that the guy that I got the car from used to drive it down adirt road every day and the whole front end was hammered when I bought the car... Hereis what I have done

Full Power Performance front end kit - About $300
Moog HD Idler Arm - About $35
Eibach Springs - About $260
Monroe SS Shocks - About $140
Installation and alignment - About $600
New steering shaft from Dal - About $150

Level of satisfaction = PRICELESS!!!

This car rides and handles like a dream! I did the 3k mile Cali/Vegas round trip and am stoked with the way the car rides and handles (just need my new sway bars and the suspension is done)...

Just my .02 cents... Hope it helps...

post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 09:12 AM
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Heck, if it's gonna be a whole winter project, do the whole shebang. I'm going to try and do my front end in a week or two, and I'm using PST polygraphite parts. That said, Zack Kanter (SoFasst I think) has a new high performance front end line out that you can find in the vendors section. Also, Bill Harper (a knowledgeable forum member to say the least) aka Navy Lifer, has assembled this list of Ac Delco parts. Different strokes for different folks, some say poly squeaks, but I think most agree that polygraphite is much better than polyurethane. If you want to go all out, you can always use Bill's system, done here by another forum member who's quite satisfied. Whatever you're willing to spend. Save the money on install, do it yourself, get top notch parts and a go fast mod with the money you save. Springs, folks say Global west for the front are the best, chopped 9c1's seem to be the economical way to go, shocks, bilsteins or hal's for lots of cash, monroe ss for the cheaper end. Anyways, lots more knowledgeable people than I have discussed this fully before, try a search on "front end rebuild"
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 03:43 PM
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Thanks guys.
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 03:47 PM
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 05:21 AM
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Call Dal, he has great prices as well!

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