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    Blown suspension ???

    lately on the highway my car feels somewhat unstable on the highway, if the road isnt perfectly flat the car will act weird and sway and the steering feels sloppy. Any thoughts? blown suspension ?

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    Blown suspension is a broad topic..

    I think the cumulative sum of several parts' gradual wear and tear produces that 'loose' feeling. Tires, shocks, control arms, various bushings, bolt torque settings, springs, endlinks,yada yada...slowly fail..

    Low tread/tramlining tires can be an issue, loose failed steering components, tie rod ends, swaybar bushing/loose bracket bolts. In extreme cases, wheel bearings..

    What is your mileage? Mine was rock solid at 20k but at 65k it feels completely different. I've decided at this point the only route is systematically replacing the usual suspects until the car feels like it once did.

    Assuming everything else is in order, tires and shocks cover 90% of the issues..

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    Re: Blown suspension ???

    My money's on tires. What're you runnin' and how's the tread?
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    Re: Blown suspension ???

    its an 06 with 48XXX, and my front tires still seem good tho, i have kdw2s

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    Re: Blown suspension ???

    how many miles on the kdw's?

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    Re: Blown suspension ???

    Quote Originally Posted by lilgCTS-V View Post
    its an 06 with 48XXX, and my front tires still seem good tho, i have kdw2s
    Weren't those the ones that guys say get pretty nasty mid-way through their life?
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    Re: Blown suspension ???

    yea tires would be a good place to start... a radial pull will cause these symptoms... I'd look closely at the wear pattern too... that can help you identify any worn suspension components

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    Re: Blown suspension ???

    ok thanks guys, cuz lately its been driving funky on the highway on certain roads

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    Re: Blown suspension ???

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Weren't those the ones that guys say get pretty nasty mid-way through their life?
    they never gave me a problem till now i guess lmao o well


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