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Finally got my new carb on (thanks for tellin me to get a Eddy). Now I need to redo my front end. What do you guys recommend? I would like to have some decent handling and stiffness is not a problem. Also I don't want to end up in the poor house!

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I just used standard stock bushings and ball joints available from NAPA. But poly bushings would give a slight firmer ride.
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I have to get tie rods and such as well.
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This is where I went to rebuild my front end. Really great guy, knows what he's talking about. I put all urethane bushings in my car. The kit comes with everything you need to rebuild your front end. Good luck!

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you prob be cheaper to buy a whoole front end kint from pst or some other suspension company
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I would go with poly's too wherever you can. Makes for better handling..... I replaced my body bushings with poly too. Very happy I did.



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With the right spring and shock combination, you can get a fairly smooth ride with poly bushings. The poly makes for a really good, tight front end.

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I personally use Moog parts, available at NAPA, etc. I don't care for the poly bushings (harshness/vibration/noise), but they will give you stiffer suspension (better handling). I find that as I've gotten a little older, I like to be comfortable on long drives, and to be able to hear and carry on a conversation. I also don't like to knock my fillings out on potholes. I recommend stock rubber bushings , stock suspension components (moog, trw, etc.), and a bigger front anti-sway bar as well as a rear anti-sway bar. Check out the Herb Adams stuff online. If money's no object, you can get tubular A-arms, heim-jointed links, etc. etc. It's up to you.
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I'm with you on the ride quality, I like the "like sittin on the couch" ride the stock set-up gives.
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I'm with you on the ride quality, I like the "like sittin on the couch" ride the stock set-up gives.
These "old guys" and their comfort!
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