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GT500 front LCA question


Old 09-28-2015, 10:13 PM
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I swapped out to the GT500 front LCA from Sam Strano a little over a year ago. After a recent tie rod end upgrade to Moog parts and a change in camber I noticed a new metallic clang/rattle over bumps coming from the right front. After checking the alignment and putting it back to stock camber from -2.0 degrees, the rattle did not improve. 2 different Ford dealers have gone over the suspension and their best guess is the GT500 bushing is bad and keep citing the TSB as well as stating the control arms were the original GT500 arms and not the upgraded/revised ones after Ford created the TSB.

Since then the rattle/clang has gotten worse. I don't notice any drivability issues or handling issues.

Question is which bushing is bad? The small front or the bigger rear bushing? Steeda sells both the prothane small and big bushings separately, as well as the Ford competition bushing set, as well as the Ford Boss Competition front LCA. Obviously there are price differences.

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Old 09-30-2015, 11:13 AM
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I would look (again) at the sta-bar endlink bolts, and the bar's chassis brackets too. I had a gradually worsening rattle on my car that turned out to be loosened sta-bar chassis bracket fasteners that the Ford techs did not find.

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