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Old 12-10-2011, 09:57 PM   #235
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Hard to tell

Look, even with the vid it's hard to give you definitive answers.
Your sway bar links look OK from here, but then again a pair is real cheap, so what's the harm in getting new ones on?
I'd say you're ready for new CAB, or will be in short order. And I'd expect you'll be able to tell the difference in driving with new CAB installed. Strongly urge polyurethane for tighter handling with no downside except the higher cost.

Originally Posted by Danoff View Post
When inspecting control arm bushings (and other suspension components) for play, does this count as abnormal?

I see play in the control arm bushings and some in the end links, but I'm not experienced enough to know whether or not this constitutes replacement. I have noticed some extra clunking in the front end when I go over low-speed bumps. I think you can hear it in the video when move the caliper.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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