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Old 10-24-2006, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got them replaced and it seems as though the tightening in the steering is giving me more wear on my already tore up front struts/springs... is this a true assupmtion or is my paranoia getting to me?

Another thing--- I need to replace suspension soon and need to know the specifics. Do all the bushing come with the sets such as Bilstein shocks/struts and h&r coils or is that seperate? I know the reinforcement is seperate, but other than that what am i looking at spending? I want the ride to be nice but i just fixed the clutch so I'm strapped for $$$ plus its gettin really loud and creaky and i don't want it to mess up my subframe, but more importantly it really takes away from the ultimate driving experience.

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oh and p.s. could my car be stuttering at low rpms when applying/releasing the gas due to a dirty/old fuel filter?
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oh and p.s. could my car be stuttering at low rpms when applying/releasing the gas due to a dirty/old fuel filter?
Not as far as i know, but it could be because of a dirty ICV valve, look for a diy on google. there is more than one.

but the fuel filter isn't hard or expensive to change and it'll be good for ur car, so do it anyway
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bump? can someone give me some help with my suspension questions?
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Do all the bushing come with the sets such as Bilstein shocks/struts and h&r coils or is that seperate?
You mean the plastic and rubber parts? No, you have to buy them seperately, but a lot of people just reuse the old parts unless they really damaged. Keep that in mind when you read the following:

For the springs, you need upper and lower spring pads. For the shocks and struts, you need shaft protection tubes and compression absorbers, unless you're getting Bilstein HD's or Sport's; those come with a flexible protective boot preinstalled. You might also need new upper strut bearings, and unfortunately it's hard to tell if you will unless the struts are off the car. And the rear shock mounts (RSM's) should be replaced- that goes without saying. Lastly, you'll want to replace all the nuts you remove, since they're designed for one time use. If you do reuse them, make sure you use threadlocker. The only thing that comes with new shocks and struts is the top shaft nut. As far as the rest of the hardware (washers, spacers, etc.), you can reuse the old ones.

With regard to the car stuttering, a few things to check: as Warnox said, check the ICV. Also check for vacuum leaks, and possibly a fuel pressure regulator going bad.
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