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Old 09-29-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Help me create a check list for overhauling suspension

So I am overhauling the suspension of my car. So far I have new shock, struts, springs, control arms, RTABs, and a front sway bar. What else do I need to get? Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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Did you search "suspension overhaul"? I'm sure Mango did a thread on that and that there are many other threads on it.

you didn't say control arm bushings, but assume you know that.

You don't 'need' a new sway bar...depending on your mileage, you may not need springs either.

Sway bar endlinks, though, could be done...don't know that you'd feel much difference unless yours are bad.
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it is a zhp sway bar so i think that is an upgrade from stock for a non zhp 328
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Are you prepping the car for racing? If not, I'll just say that a sway bar isn't a wear item and the one you have is fine. Your car, as it is can leave the factory floor and go 120 mph on the Autobahn.
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Can you get OEM control arm bushings? All I've seen are Meyle replacement bushings. I have a shop press and I can do them myself if I can find the right part....real OEM.com says something about "only available through value line markets" does that mean the bulk buyers at the stealership?
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