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Re: 2004 Wagon rides like a Buick
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Posted by Boris Bubbanov [Email] (more from Boris Bubbanov) on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 15:51:51 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: 2004 Wagon rides like a Buick, Mike Johnson, Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:10:39
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Mike, the first thing you can do is increase your tire inflation pressures.

If you have 215 x 55 x 16s on there now and need new ones, consider 205 x 55 x 16. Still economical to buy, they yield a less flaccid ride. No, they won't last as long.

You're probably going to need a suspension re-fresh, front and back. Do the front as a Aero wagon and the rear as an Arc wagon. Don't bother replacing the rear springs - look at shims and spacers, unless you can upgrade all those bushings in the back. Go Polyurethane if you can find 'em. Your bushings on the front subframe (6) are probably letting you down, but they're not easy to replace if you have no lift.

If you're running 16" wheels (stock wheel for your car) consider switching to 17s. Many folks here like 235 x 45 x 17. On most of my wheels for 9-5 I prefer 225 x 45 x 17s.

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