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Old 11-03-2018, 04:19 PM
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Iíve been told my front end needs help. Looking to spend less than OEM but unfamiliar with reliable brands. Gonna buy own parts so I can just pay for labor. The car is 15 yo, daily driven 2003 350z, 239K mi so itís to be expected. Still best car Iíve ever owned.

Front LCA bushing torn - didnít ask which side but figured Iíd replace both
Front rack and pinion leaking
Front struts leaking

Any help appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:52 PM
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If it is a street car, go whiteline or similar on the front lower control arm inner and lower shock bushings.

The lower compression rod bushing is the only place I think the ideal choice is solid for any lowered car. I originally used a whiteline because I did want to get upclassed, and I started boiling steering fluid and steering effort was high, which of course I didnt realize until I switched to spherical (SPL). Going whiteline or similar non-OEM design when lowered will actually result in increased steering rack effort imo.

Re the steering rack, if it isnt leaking badly or acting weird, leave it alone and just keep the fluid topped up.

Front shocks, you have to tell us more about your goals in order to give a good recommendation.
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Old 11-19-2018, 11:02 AM
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I did urethane bushings last year. They're super sturdy but still absorb vibration. You can find them pretty easily and they'll last the life of the car. I used a saws-all and a pair of pliers to get the old ones out. But be warned the operation s a real b**** and you will definitely need an alignment afterward. Unless you do it all at once, get an alignment with a 1 year warranty.
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