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Well i have now replaced my spring seats, wheel seals, IPD HD endlinks (front and rear), and ball joints.....all my HORRIBLE suspension sounds are gone now (still one strange sound i havent placed yet, but not noticeable really). So all in all i am happy.<p>the reason of anger is when i put on the second ball joint i overtorqued one of the screws and snapped off the head. so when i took it to the place to get an alignment i asked them to extract it (telling them how i replaced all that stuff and this had been the literal last bolt). they call me back hours later (i dropped it off) and tell me they got it out.....by removing the spindle, taking it to a machine shop (who charged them $25 bucks) then reinstalling....all to the tune of $150! I could have done that labor myself and taken it to the damn machine shop if they had told me they were doing that and saved $120 bucks (why i do all my labor)!!!!!<p>would of been nice for a call....oh and the kicker...they are idiots and said theycant do an alignment on the R because the computer tells them the need a SUM calibration and "some computer thing" to be able to align it....to which i said uhhh no i have had it done at a midas before for god sakes. needless to say i just took the car and ill have it aligned later (if it starts pulling or strange tire wear, cuz right now it is fine)<p>so overall in summation.....<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>and now i need <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: front suspension bliss (ClemsonS60R)

Was your steering all wiggly jiggly before replacing those items? I have lots of wiggle, and I'm thinking end-links and/or A-Arms.<p>Sucks that you got hosed like that by the shop <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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it just made AWFUL groaning sounds once you got past 30ish percent turn (which on this car is barelly anything)<p>my endlinks AND ball joints were totally SHOT, i could just move them all around with my hand with little to no pressure. the new ones are rock solid. I also replaced my control arm bushings with the XC90 ones last year so those are new too. while i was in there though i noticed that the bushing that holds the front sway bar to the subframe looks to be crapped out too. i need to look into replacing those in the near future too......once i have some money as this and the speeding ticket i got recently drained my funds pretty good (oh yeah the ticket was while driving a company A5 coupe and taking it to go pick up some stuff from Audi (they kept our pace car light bar from the R8 we used during the 12 hours of sebring!) that made me pretty pissed since i was on company business in a company car....but off course no help from the track on that one
 
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