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    I'm thinking my front shocks are failing, the steering seems a little vague and the whole car feels soft and a bit vague. All the sharpness has gone.
    Do you think my thoughts are right with shocks? if not what else could it be? rear arms etc?..

    also, on assumption tht the shocks are going to be replaced, is it best to change any suspension bushes while I'm at it with powerflex?

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    where's all the mechanics gone?!!?

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    sounds that way fella and yes if you gonna do shocks might aswell do arb bushes and drop links ect

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    ok Paul, thanks.

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    Track rod ends spring to mind along with ARB bushes.

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    Vague steering would say inner tie rods and track rod ends to me...
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    Check the wheel alignment first, before replacing hardware.

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    Just done a 4 wheel alignment, seems to have happened over a day or two. In the shop on Saturday (buddy mechanic) to properly diagnose, but shouldn't be too painful on the wallet I hope,.. it WAS to be my wheel refurb money!!

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    ps there is no knocking or clunking occuring.... just a vague softness

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