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Old 10-15-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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So what "upgrades" should/can I do with the front end suspension of an 05 Vue Redline? Or maybe it's just a matter of getting it serviced? I picked this up this Vue Redline about a month ago with 70K on it and it seemed in fairly good condition but lately the passenger side front end is making some noticeable noise.

I'm thinking about calling a shop next week to have the front end inspected and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. I don't have a problem spending money on improvements or repairs 'cause I really like driving this Redline.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Old 10-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
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What type of noise? Any vibrations?

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Old 10-21-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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What type of noise? Any vibrations or vibrations? At all speeds and road conditions?

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Old 10-21-2011, 01:32 PM   #4
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It's probably the strut mounts making noises when you go over bumps. They will break again when you fix them. The suspension is incredibly weak on the RL if you drive it hard at all.

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Old 10-21-2011, 04:12 PM   #5
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I took it into a shop on Monday to a guy I trust to fix it right and be truthful with me. After he looked it over and did some alignment test he didn't see much wrong with it except for the struts, which he thought they looked original to the car. He asked if I had anything done to it before and I told him no because I just got it a month ago. So basically he just installed new struts, strut bearings(?) and the noise has gone away. It seems to have good steering and handling now.

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