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suspension work needed - 04-15-2015

I really can't believe it, my 2005 Mustang GT is 10 years old.. How time flies.
It has 150,000 miles and needs some work, serious work done to the suspension, just a lot of creaks and pops going over speed bumps and such, what are some recommendations from you experts here...


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I also am at the 10 year mark and at 148k. Ball joints or GT500 A Arms since they have the ball joints already pressed in. Or a bump steer kit. You should check the bushings on both the front and rear sway bars. Mayne thw struts and mounts with the rear shocks as well. Ball joints... bushings ... struts and mounts are a good start. I went with Koni struts and shocks... a bump steer kit.... GT 500 mounts and Prothane bushings all around. I am sure there arw many differing opinions coming your way. But this is a start.
   
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+1. the most common issues are the ball joints and sway bar links (bushings in all of them). Sometimes a hub will also be worn out and cause some of the issues, and as mentioned, the strut mounts. Of course also check the tie rod ends for wear. Anyplace w bushing seal is torn, replace it. I would definitely change the a-rms with gt500 arms as recommended, sway bar bushings and end link bushings. .. all this is up front of course. There's plenty of bushings in the back, too.

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