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Front end starting to feel sloppy

My GT has 61,000 miles on it and the front end is starting to feel sloppy going over RR tracks and tough roads... Has anyone tried replacing just the the strut mounts with and better one like these

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I'm guessing the struts are still in good shape or should I replace both pieces... I'm on a budget...thanks


I WISH I COULD GET RID OF THE KNOCKING NOISE IN MY FRONT END. I'M TIRED OF SPENDING MONEY ON IT... IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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If the strut mounts are bad then I would replace them along with the struts. They recommend replacing shock/struts at 50,000 miles. Also if those bumpy roads are pretty bad and the steering feels that loose you probably also need inner/outer tie rod ends, possible ball joints, or possible control arm bushing. It all depends. If your not sure how to check those components some shops will shake down the front end for free and let you know what it needs. Not really sure what your feeling in the front end though. Looseness in the steering wheel, or body roll, or what, but that would be my input. Good luck. Maybe this is your chance to upgrade to a sport suspension. lol


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everyone is on a budget.

i would be looking at the ball joints as they are known to go out in these cars and your mileage is starting to get into that area.

also if you are looking for cheap i would be looking at someone that has their stock shocks/struts for sale because they upgraded. as long as they are low mileage go for it.

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or just be your own mechanic.

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That's what I've been using, along with the Koni STR-T shocks/struts. That made a world of difference. Then I added the Steeda Sport Springs. I've very pleased with the results.
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I'm with psycho bob.....except for an alignment or machine work (if had those tools I'd tackle that work as well)...no one else touches my car! I do let America's Tires mount/balance/rotate my tires....good bunch of guys at the store I work with....but that is it!

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The strut bearing plates listed are a upgrade from your stock part.
A pair of stock struts or KYB. The end links for your sway front sway bar. Ford has updated the end links and the new ones will require new nuts as the thread pitch is different. You can these parts at your Ford dealer or Ford parts online. I would shop around different dealers for the best price. Now the front sway bar bushing from the factory are poly and can be cleaned and lubed up with poly super grease. Prothane makes a upgrade bushing and supplies the grease.
I did replace the bushings and it had a improvement. Last I added the Stifflers Front Lower Control Arm brace 60 bucks.
I did all of this for about 350 bucks and the ride is great.
Try Amazon.com I bought some of the parts from the dealer listing and some Amazon stocks and thats how I improved my ride and saved some money.

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I'm with psycho bob.....except for an alignment or machine work (if had those tools I'd tackle that work as well)...no one else touches my car! I do let America's Tires mount/balance/rotate my tires....good bunch of guys at the store I work with....but that is it!

i use discount tire. they've messed up my wheels a couple different times, but they have always done the right thing. i will continue to use them because of the excellent prices, price matching, and great customer service

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