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What strut hardware should I replace with the struts?

Replacing shocks should make a noticeable difference on their own.

I don't think it's critical to replace the strut mounts unless yours are wearing out (when I had to replace the strut mounts in my 245 there'd be a clunk in the front end when I had the steering turned almost to the lock, like when turning into a parking space).

I've replaced the rear springs on a few bricks I've owned and have always found that to be a decent return on investment. Leveling up the ride gets the steering and rear-end geometry back where they ought to be which also usually makes some clunks and weirdness disappear, and fixing that saggy rear end is always nice on those occasions you're carrying backseat passengers. Rear springs aren't terribly expensive.

I've also replaced all the front-end suspension bushings on my 740 (the kit from ipd) and was quite pleased with the improvement - suddenly the steering felt accurate again! Since you'll have the front end apart anyway and will need an alignment, it's a good time to do the bushings while you're at it. In retrospect I wish I'd replaced the rear bushings as well, but apparently it's a bit of a bear to do so I let it slide. Next year...

regards,


Bruce






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