7 Year quest for that front end shake- a Fix in sight?
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 8:33 PM
ok, I've replaced EVERYTHING in my front end over the years; yet a presistant shake at 75 mph that seems to fade in/out in severity has always been there- hell it even appears better at 80+ mph so it makes absolutely no sense....
It appeared to get a little better as things were replaced- but STILL! I've replaced: a ball-joint, wheel bearings (adjusted and re-packed twice now), brakes & rotors, steering rack, rims, tires (a few times) and 4+ alignments...none of these were the root cause for the shake. I also sware the shake was there before I lowered the car....
So last year a friend helped me locate movement in the front lower control arm on the passenger side- It wasn't even obvious but he got some movement out of it.
Today I ordered new control arms; maybe some fox body folks will be interested in this tubular control arm that still allows for the conventional spring types. I wasn't willing to part with my pro-sport springs- I like them and don't want to change something i like; so I wasn't all about a coil-over conversion.
So; stay tuned and I'll let you know if this solves my problem AND I'll tell you how I feel about this style A-arm.