My 04 with 92k miles "creaks" a bit as well when its cold. I know that I need new springs/shocks and will this Spring. Anyone's thoughts on replacing bushings on these 11 year old trucks? Needed or silly?
Based on your description, including the dry rot and cracks, it MAY be one or more of your bushings. My guess is that your shop will recommend replacement, whether you need them or not.Backstory:
So in March I will be having a little girl besides my rover to take care of and I just want to make sure everything is as safe as possible with the suspension of the vehicle. I have an 04 D2 with the optional sagging headliner. It has about 104k miles on it now and I have done the front driveshaft rebuild, and new brakes and rotors (still need to bleed). I just ordered some Cooper A/T3 265/60r18's which showed up last night and plan to get an alignment done with the mounting tomorrow.
1. When the weather is cold and I go over speedbumps slow or dips that make the suspension sag a bit it makes a grinding sound like something is missing oil or lube. When the temperature goes above 60f or so it goes away. Any ideas what this could be?
2. In general the bushings seem "ok", nothing is blown out but a few of them have a bit of dry rot or cracks so I am considering replacing them. Problem is I don't know if they need to be replaced now or if they are fine. Ill have the autoshop tomorrow give me an "honest" recommendation when they do the other stuff. When it comes to replacing them should I just get OEM rubber replacements or a "soft" poly set? If I get bushings should I just skip the alignment until I get them or can I add bushings after an alignment.
Depends on the bushings. If they're sufficiently worn, should replace. If your going to hold on to the truck for awhile, probably worth it as well.My 04 with 92k miles "creaks" a bit as well when its cold. I know that I need new springs/shocks and will this Spring. Anyone's thoughts on replacing bushings on these 11 year old trucks? Needed or silly?
Don't waste your money on rubber bushing... get a set of PolyBush like this >It is in the shop now. This place doesn't have a 2 wheel alignment price and it's $84. Where can I find a good price on a rubber bushing kit? I asked them to check the bushings and everything