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Old 10-09-2017, 06:55 AM   #5
steved0x
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A suspension refresh could be done for the following:
  • Koni FSD struts: ~$700'ish (or other struts, Bilstien OEM replacements ~$1000)
  • Front strut top mounts - $50'ish for two, Lemforder
  • Rear strut top mounts - mine were still good (I think had been replaced by PO, but would have been $200 for the pair, doesn't seem to be a cheaper aftermarket)
  • 4 New bump stops ~$80
  • 4 new sway bar bushings ~$70
  • Coffin arm: Meyle 99634105317, $94 times 4
  • Rear track arm: Amazon TRW JTC1316, $140 x2
  • Front "track" arm: 99733104301(It is right) Meyle $102 x 2
  • Sway bar drop links: ~$100 for 4
  • Rear toe arms: $~$160 for 2
  • Front tie rods: ~$160'ish for two
  • New locking nuts and hardware (strut top nuts, etc) - ~$15

$2395

You could save some money - front tie rods don't seem to wear out as much, rear toe rods, in fact the common causes for clunky and noise and floppy driving would be:

Struts (might as well do the top mounts and bump stops while in there) and rear track arm, and sway bar drop links. For $200 more might as well do the front "track" arm. $1629
  • Koni FSD struts: ~$700'ish (or other struts, Bilstien OEM replacements ~$1000)
  • Front strut top mounts - $50'ish for two, Lemforder
  • Rear strut top mounts - mine were still good (I think had been replaced by PO, but would have been $200 for the pair, doesn't seem to be a cheaper aftermarket)
  • 4 New bump stops ~$80
  • Rear track arm: Amazon TRW JTC1316, $140 x2
  • Front "track" arm: 99733104301(It is right) Meyle $102 x 2
  • Sway bar drop links: ~$100 for 4 TRW
  • New locking nuts and hardware (strut top nuts, etc) - ~$15

No clunks while driving? Skip the track arms.
Inspect the sway bar drop links - seem tight? Skip

Struts? certainly worn out after 100,000 miles. $1,045
  • Koni FSD struts: ~$700'ish (or other struts, Bilstien OEM replacements ~$1000)
  • Front strut top mounts - $50'ish for two, Lemforder
  • Rear strut top mounts - $200 for the pair, doesn't seem to be a cheaper aftermarket
  • 4 New bump stops ~$80
  • New locking nuts and hardware (strut top nuts, etc) - ~$15

Don't forget plus labor, unless you do it as a DIY. Can be done in a garage with a jack, jack stands, and "regular" tools, a good chance to boost the personal tool collection

PS sorry if it seems like I am hawking the Koni FSD, it is just what I have and so it is what I used in my examples.
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