As some of you may know, one of the things that annoys me most about my car are the clunks, thumps and rattles I get when I go over the slightest of bumps. At one stage, I wanted to either raise the car back to standard height or sell it and get a EB or ED. Well, over the last few months I have been trying to eradicate each thump, clunk and rattle. So far I have:
-Fully greased up and tightened rear end of car while doing the diff change.
-Replaced rear trailing arms with ones that have good bushes
-Replaced all door rubbers with later model items
-Replaced drip rails with later model items
-Put 3 layers of under lay under the carpet, along with 4 under the centre console
-Put down one layer of under lay in the boot.
Along with something I'm sure no-one else has done:
-Fully removed front suspension (only RHS so far), cleaned every little bit with degreaser and brake cleaner, cleaned all mounting points and then installed a steering knuckle with almost new ball-joints, and a control arm with better bushes. After this everything was tightened up to FT. Gilly was my qualified tool-passing technician for this, he also helped with cleaning etc.
I still have to do the LHS, probably on the weekend. I'm sure I have the cleanest front RHS under-body in the club. Just for the hell of it, we took it to the car wash, jacked it up and spent 10 minutes high pressure washing everything. I even sprayed it all with tyre shine for that 'new' look
The difference: Ever so slight, but it's getting better!
-Removed dash, pull it all apart and put foam tape behind EVERY screw.
-Replace various interior bits and pieces that are rattling.
-Replace front and rear sway bar mounts and bushes with EL ones, as these are A LOT better than EA-ED ones.
Does anyone know whether the rear sway bar mounting stick things on EA are same as EL? Along with the track bars? I would mind replacing these too.
I'll try get some pics of this week.
Just thought I'd let y'all know!