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Old 05-18-2011, 11:44 PM
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I'll have the balance checked, then the alignment. If all comes back OK, I'll check the control arm bushings - thanks. Have people used any of the "upgrade" bushing systems, either the harder nylon (I assume) replacements or even the Alta positive response system and if so would you recommend the added cost? Remember - I'm a fairly mild driver who does NOT track or race the car, and who's only put about 30k miles on my 2005 car.

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Old 05-19-2011, 01:48 AM
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Oem=oem
Powerflex=sport/autox some canyon rides maybe a few track days
Alta psrs=track/aggressive

Its easier to check control arm bushings but hardest to fix.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:16 PM
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Interesting development... Arrived at Firestone this morning to have the wheels rebalanced and the manager told me that they had a new spindle for the balancing tool on order, as other customers had complained of a higher-speed wobble the exact same as mine. He asked I come back next week after they have the chance to renew the balancing rig, or he said I could go to any other Firestone and he'd call over for me to do it for free. I decided to wait since I don't drive all that much.

I gotta say I'm impressed with their honesty - I know lots of other places that would have just shrugged and rebalanced them on the (likely off-kilter) tool, figuring it was "good enough". Because of this, they'll have to take the time to rebalance all 4 wheels, but they went up a notch in my book of opinions on garages, and I'm telling everyone here. Wish all places were as honest.

Will let you know what happens after the rebalancing is done. Thanks!
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