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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 13, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Is PST font end kit worth it

i want to tighten up my front end a little i know i have bad ball joints but i,m looking at complete kits is the poly kits like PST worth the extra money i found one poly kit on e bay a little cheaper but still close to 400.00 a regular complete rubber bushing is like 250.00 so Are they worth it
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 13, 2:37 PM
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Re: Is PST font end kit worth it

What about getting moog stuff from rockauto? I think it was $300ish give or take when I did it.
Heres some pst info https://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=276113

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Re: Is PST font end kit worth it

The kit has the benefit of getting everything in one box, all ready to go, no more worrying needed. Just start typing into it.

The piece part approach however, will let you choose the individual components. For instance, if you know later that you will put in New upper control arms, you can get the cheaper versions of the upper control arm bushings for now, and Dave a couple bucks towards your new uppers, or of you have an oddball (Trans Am) sway bar already in, you can skip the end links and bushings if you already did those.

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Re: Is PST font end kit worth it

maybe they've changed in the last 7 years or so, but i know 2 people that ordered those kits- one for a 69 Camaro, one for a 71 Camaro- and all the parts were cheap imported junk with metric fasteners that just flat out didn't fit. the lower balljoints in both kits were machined wrong so that you needed a washer to get the nuts to tighten, and the upper balljoints needed the holes for the mounting bolts in the control arm drilled out for the slightly bigger metric fasteners.
the bushings fit, tho...

i'd just go with Moog stuff purchased locally.

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Re: Is PST font end kit worth it

I used one in 98 when I did the convertible. I guess things have changed since then.

Of course that was back when I had to piece my front disc brakes together myself. You know, back in the stone age

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If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks, it needed to be replaced anyway.

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Re: Is PST font end kit worth it

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I used one in 98 when I did the convertible. I guess things have changed since then.

Of course that was back when I had to piece my front disc brakes together myself. You know, back in the stone age
Naw, in the stone age you could get the whole set off a car at the junkyard, and sometimes you even had a choice of which car to get them from. Sometimes there were three or even four Chevelles in there.

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