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'88GT suspension questions by notaguru
Started on: 02-12-2014 10:48 AM
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Last post by: Blacktree on 02-12-2014 01:14 PM
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This '88GT has 40k miles on it, but spent many years stored in the sun. I finally got the engine running and smogged (!!!!), and cleaned up most of the interior items that were damaged by sun and heat. The mechanical work should be finished before it's repainted.

It's somewhat noisy - clattering - on bumps, and the cornering is not what it should be. Inspection shows cracked and deteriorated bushings.

Hopefully the experts here can recommend a solution - stock, urethane, delrin, etc. and make other suggestions.

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The clattering is the sway bar end links. Kind of like a tamborene.
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The recommendation would depend on how you drive the car, and your personal preference. For example, if you're going to use it as a track toy, then go with Delrin bushings and bushing-less sway bar endlinks (like Rodney Dickman's "zero lash" endlinks). For a street performance car, urethane all around. For a daily driver or boulevard cruiser, rubber control arm bushings with urethane endlink bushings. These are just examples; they aren't set-in-stone rules.
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