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Old 06-23-2005, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So when I cruise at any speed over 70mph and I turn between 5 and 10 degrees to the right, there is a violent vibration in the front end. I have already tried balancing the tires (first time in 15,00 miles and they zeroed out LOL), no dice. The bushings are in fair condition.

I assume it is either the control arms or tie rods. They are visually fine and when I do the "shake the shit out of it" test, they don't move at all. I am on the verge of replacing both.

But has anyone experienced this problem? I'd rather just replace the control arms, OR tie rods. Not both.
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Old 06-24-2005, 06:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Check the back end first it could be a rear trailing arm bush or something
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my car was doing the same thing when i would turn to the left. The bushings on my car looked fine but i replaced them anyways. Problem solved.
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Check the back end first it could be a rear trailing arm bush or something
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I am pretty sure it isn't the rear because of the insane vibration in the steering wheel.
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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been there, done that!!... its the control arm.. with bushing.. u have to change both! they come together, so u don't have to buy them seperate!
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Old 06-25-2005, 09:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. I just ordered all new front control arms, bushings, tie rods, bushings, F & R strut tower bars, steel braided hoses, H&R coilovers........

For $250 :nana
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