mid-80s, early 90's front suspension
Noticed that the front suspension on my '89 Allante is very similar to older mustangs - strut on top, single-bushing control arm located by an angled strut/radius rod. However, while on the Mustang, the rod trails the control arm, on my Cadillac, it is front-mounted.
Many of the Mustang/Cougar owners have replaced the rubber bushing on the lower control arm with a spherical bearing, and replaced the big rubber radius rod mount with a spherical end-link (see here http://www.globalwest.net/mustang_19...t%20rod%20kits).
(click on "adjustable strut rod kits")
Has anyone tried this or something similar on a Cadillac of this era? Seems like it would improve the precision of the suspension tremendously. Since the engine cradle is still isolated from the unibody, noise might not be too big of an issue.
Don't know if this will post, but here's a link to a pic of the suspension components...http://www.parts.com/schematics/imag...cal/Mkp040.gif The part labelled "4" is the lower control arm with strut rod.