Re: [DML] My Suspension is better than Bill's
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Re: [DML] My Suspension is better than Bill's

There are several things to check if you are having front end vibrations -

Ball joints (upper and lower)
Steering rack ends, play
wheel balance
brake disc runout
front wheel bearings
bushings-all of them
lug torque

and as noted, the rear end influence front end behavior, so as long as you are 
checking out the front suspension, do an inspection of the rear as well.

And NOBODY should be driving around on NCT's anymore.  


From: Welmoed <welmoedj@xxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, May 3, 2012 9:25:28 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] My Suspension is better than Bill's

New bushings (for both sway bar and LCA) will make vibrations less, but not 
I observed that after bushings have been replaced vibrations were less while 
braking hard, but not gone.
The support brackets (I call them braces) however made the car go straight while 
braking to the point of blocking the wheels.
Before those modifications the car bucked, like a young pony getting a saddle, 
on bad roads and railway crossings.

Did you ever see the (French) video of the LCA travel while braking?


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@...> wrote:
> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 1:50 AM, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
> > Perhaps you needed to replace the ARB bushes... The wheel certainly should 
>not shake at speed, something was wrong and you've "fixed" it with an addition 
>rather than replacing what was wrong
> >
> Thanks for that, Martin. I have the same vibration of the steering
> wheel at highway speeds. I replaced the steering column bushing, which
> did not help. Next on the list is the sway bar bushings (or ARB bushes
> outside the U.S.). Since no one was complaining about steering wheel
> vibrations back in 1981, I can only assume that the vibration is
> caused by an old component that needs to be replaced. Strapping a new
> part on may treat the symptom, but not the cause. Plus the bushings
> are cheaper than those brackets...
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613


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