This is a topic of interest to me as well - as I plan a complete Suspension overhaul to tighten the car back up. So.... I wonder if we can compile a complete list of items that would be recommended as a whole for replacement (ie 150K Suspension List)
PS - Don't shoot me if I have invalid or missing parts - just trying to get a "Good List" together. Also if I'm too for off my rocker just stop me....
- Struts (Konis = extra work vs. direct replacement in front)
- Lower Control Arm Bushings (Front vs. Rear? Both?)
- Ball Joints
- Swaybar Links/Bushings
Is there any other Recommended must change parts: Upper Control Arm Bushings for instance? (Front vs. Rear?) What about the actual Sway Bars - optional at this point, but highly recommended vs. who cares? Are Springs (even stock replacements vs. lowering) a good idea here?
There are a slew of White Line options for bushings - are those preferred vs. OEM - only autocross vs. DD? When might those be a good option? What are the recommended vs. optional ones?
What about Wheel Bearings? - I know not technically suspension - but might be causing some slop?
How about alignment and wheel balance - good idea as well?
Again - I'm really trying to put together an easy list that we can maybe sticky to make it simple to just check off... If I can get it all together I don't mind putting it all into an Excel Sheet for Sticky!