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    Replaced Endlinks--What a difference!

    I'm pretty sure that the endlinks I just took off of my 2002 ST had been on there since 2002. They were the old type where the metal cylinder sticks out further than the endlink itself, with very degraded rubber bushings. I put on some new ones, with the cylinder flush with the endlink, from...
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    New RAS?

    It seems that Roadmaster Active Suspension has come out with a new kit which doesn't require the installer to screw with the U-bolts at all? The project on MyST is for the older, original device. Has anyone used this new kit on their ST yet? Perhaps more importantly, does anyone know where to...
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    RS5000 question

    The RSX 5000 came with poly bushings, but the RS comes with cheapo rubber bushings. The only Energy Suspension poly bushings I can find are half the thickness of the rubber ones. FYI Rancho, I want poly ;) I have those poly bushings on there now, but I'm thinking the ride would be better with...
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    Leaf Spring Bushings

    I looked at my leaf spring bushings (left side) while I was pumping gas*, and I noticed that those suckers are seriously puny looking, and they're cracked and faded besides. Those rubber things are probably as old as the truck (~10 years). I think they could stand to be replaced. Where...
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    Nut Splitter Failure

    I used a nut splitter to smash the rusted shock nut off of my front passenger shock. The thing was a "one time use only" tool, for while it split the nut, the shaft with the bolt & chisel broke. Inspecting the pieces, I found that the bolt and the chisel were 2 separate pieces of metal...
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    Shock Life Expectancy?

    Well, after 3 years of slamming through corners, hauling loads, frequent yet not extreme off-roading, long mountainous roadtrips, city commutes, bad ball joints, and just generally driving it like I stole it, my Rancho RSX 5000 shocks seem to be shot. 3 years, 41,000 miles. That seems a...
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    Rusted Shock Nut

    The bushings on my RSX 5000 shocks have gone MIA after a little over 2 years of being installed (~39,000 miles). I bought some new Energy Suspension bushings to slap in there, but the nut on the top of the shock is rusted to the shock rod/bolt fiercely. The rust is strong enough that when...
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    Red or Black bushings

    What is the difference between the red and black energy suspension endlink bushings? They both claim to be polyurethane, they're both the same size, and both come with the exact same quantity of bushings and washers. As far as I can tell, the only difference is the color. Black is 2-3...
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    Rancho 5k Bushing

    One of my beloved Yokohama tires was flat today, & while I was inflating it, I noticed that I have no bushing at the top of my front shocks. Now, I did the project 2 years ago to replace the shocks, and I can't remember whether or not there ever was a bushing there. There's one in the...
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    Moog Bushing Eruption

    Sadly, it happened to me. I was hoping it never would, but the common bushing eruption has happened. Amazingly, handling isn't that much worse, though it is very noticeable, but maybe that's because I also have the upgraded sway bar in there. I've thought the handling was off for a...
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    RAS

    Is getting and installing RAS worth it if one does not always have heavy loads in the bed? A lot of times I'm basically hauling nothing but air in there, so I want to know how much of an effect it has on empty.
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    Miracle!

    Got the Addco 737 sway bar finally installed! I finally drilled the holes in the bracket out with a 1/2 drill bit (great fun) and was able to get the bar in with only a little trouble (on the bracket that you install last, I had to go contrary to the project and put the frontmost bolt in...
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    Your buddy might be a bit of a Redneck...

    So I posted about my buddy's Trooper II, circa 87-89, losing brakes and being entombed in the snow in my yard. Soes tonight he rounds up a posse of his family and comes to get it, bringing 2 additional cars. We had determined that the drivers' side front tire brakeline had somehow been...
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    Moldy Oldy

    So my buddy with the Ford Explorer that I've posted about had an unfortunate encounter with some black ice and some county road signs that have put it out of action, and since his beloved Honda Fit can't even see over the massive mounds of snow, he had to break out his emergency car, an Isuzu...
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    Energy Suspension Endlinks

    Autozone sells these parts, and autozone is close to where I am. What is the part number of the energy suspension front endlinks so that I may buy them from there? I only found the Moog # on search, and the places that sell them near me are too far away unless it's really necessary...
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    Sway Bar Again

    Alright, so I started to play with that front sway bar again. 3 of the 4 bolts are in, and that's all that is going to go. I've bent the God-forsaken "brass" brackets like crazy, and it was only by using a 4" C-clamp that I was able to laboriously get the first set of bolts on. The...
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    Explorer, TTL?

    So the other day I rode in my friend's 2000 XLS, and the thing had problems. Go any speed over 60 mph, and the thing shakes like its having a seizure. I haven't been shook up like that since it was my job to use a tamper on construction. Turning to the left, turning the wheel more...
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    JumpStart my Car

    Soes my buddy's Ford Explorer XLS died on him--he had the lights on while studying for a few hours in it for his jap test, and forgot to turn them (and the headlights) off...so after 5 hours, the car died. So I set about helping a friend out, while we had our best vince neal impressions...
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    End Link Washer

    For addco endlink, need 8 washers, only have 7. Where to get another, besides buying 'nother endlink? Glanced while @ HD, as expected, had nothing close. :rolleyes: :(
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    Sunfire Alert!

    This is why you don't buy a Sunfire used from the lot of a Toyota dealer, especially when the buyer is someone who is FAR too trusting :( Soes, this 2001 silver sunfire has had headlight problems since, well, ever. The repair bills left in the glovebox by the previous owner show MULTIPLE...
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