Pleides Posted October 10, 2019 Share Posted October 10, 2019 My 05 MT wagon has 208K miles on it and many parts are starting to seriously show their age on my car. Currently the only suspension mods I've done are rear sway bar endlinks from Kartboy and I LOVE them. I'm also running Michelin AS3+, so I'm not looking to track the car or make it super hardcore. Most of my driving will be done on relatively rough roads in Portland, OR. I'm looking to make the car handle better while keeping the ride as cushy as possible. I'm OK with sacrificing some handling capability if it means less NVH. I'm also looking to lower the car about an inch to 1.5 inches all around. I just received Kartboy endlinks for the front in the mail and will be replacing the front sway bar bushings with poly Energy bushings. My questions: 1. On the wagon, are spacers required for the front endlinks? I did my rears on a lift and had zero problems to speak of without spacers. Brain dead simple. Are the fronts as easy? I'm using all stock everything bar the Kartboy endlinks and Energy sway bushings. 2. Would I be better off with a well-paired strut and spring combo for my needs (thinking Konis with Swift Sport springs) or should I look into a coilover suspension? I don't really want to spend more than maybe a couple grand for the parts, including a professional installing them. Again, I'd like to lower the car 1-1.5 inches. 3. Do the Kartboy and Energy parts need greasing every couple years? Thanks. Edit: Oh, and before anyone asks: 208K on the original engine with perfect compression and leakdown Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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