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110K mile suspension improvements #4489176
08/15/17 10:21 AM
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Just ordered front and rear sway bar bushings, front and rear lower shock bushings, steering rack kit, and some subframe and rear diff bushings. Unbelievably cheap and a huge upgrade from the stock rubber type.

And to make sure they help properly I also have my tire guy shopping for new Michelin PSS 4's. Going to be back on the track a bit after this.

Woo hoo!


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Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: SteveSRT8] #4489225
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Who did you order the bushings from?

Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: SteveSRT8] #4489229
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thumbsup That's awesome


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Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: OVERKILL] #4489592
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Do we know your vehicle? Whatever it is, good luck with it.

Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: saginawmale50] #4489867
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Originally Posted By: saginawmale50
Who did you order the bushings from?


Got the pieces from energy suspension.


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J. William Fulbright
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Just like we go to Publix
Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: Kira] #4489868
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Originally Posted By: Kira
Do we know your vehicle? Whatever it is, good luck with it.


That would be my Sig car, 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8


"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix
Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: OVERKILL] #4489896
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
thumbsup That's awesome


Oh yes it is. These bushings and such will sharpen the responses to better than new levels. The thing I liked is the choices between hard red urethane and softer black. Just a bit better than OEM as that is obviously where Chrysler saved money. The factory shocks are still fantastic (Bilstein front and Sachs Nivomat rear), just needed some lower bushings.

Amazing to me at this mileage needing so few parts.

What do you know about the new PSS4's? They look fantastic on paper...


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Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: SteveSRT8] #4489961
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I've been waiting for some actual road tests before drawing an opinion. You are right though, the PS4S looks incredible on paper, claiming to be an improvement over the PSS, which blows my mind.


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Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: OVERKILL] #4501202
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
I've been waiting for some actual road tests before drawing an opinion. You are right though, the PS4S looks incredible on paper, claiming to be an improvement over the PSS, which blows my mind.


Well, after 5 days of break in I can say they are amazing. It has rained incessantly here for days now, so no dry road experience at all, but they are stuck well in the wet!!!


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Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: SteveSRT8] #4501696
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Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
I've been waiting for some actual road tests before drawing an opinion. You are right though, the PS4S looks incredible on paper, claiming to be an improvement over the PSS, which blows my mind.


Well, after 5 days of break in I can say they are amazing. It has rained incessantly here for days now, so no dry road experience at all, but they are stuck well in the wet!!!


Well, hopefully by the time I need tires, Michelin will make them in my size. Presently, Pirelli is the only brand that makes them smirk


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Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: SteveSRT8] #4502082
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I found some good stuff looking for the Michelin article!


http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2018-jeep-grand-cherokee-trackhawk-first-drive-review

and this: http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2017-performance-summer-tire-test-feature

"It is easy and rewarding to drive aggressively, and it allows the driver to return to full throttle earlier than any other tire in this test..."

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"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix
Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: SteveSRT8] #4505356
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Looks like, not surprisingly, that the Trackhawk is shod with the same set of shoes as mine. I have the summer ones, which are nice, but I would prefer a Michelin.


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Re: 110K mile suspension improvements [Re: SteveSRT8] #4505779
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Only went poly on the swaybar bushings, but it did get new control arms and bushings. Even at 140k my old 96 Mustang carves something decent! Only problem is the rear gets a little squirrely now, as its all original rubber.

Did the swaybar bushings separately and they really are a huge bang for the buck part.

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