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When hitting small bumps in the road, the whole car rattles.
The previous owner installed new KYB GR2 gas shocks(in front) about 40k miles ago,
Is this the best smooth ride I can get out of this car?
What else can i look into?
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You may have something else going on, though...
If there is a knock sound associated with the shock and rattle, there are a few things to check:
The A-arms can become loose (this should be checked regularly!)
Suspension could be worn (always make sure the grease points are greased)
Lift the front of the car by the crossmember (support it solidly and evenly-it is thin metal and you will probably end up putting your head under the car to look here and there).
Grab one wheel while a friend grabs the other (wheels only need to be an inch off of the ground).
Take turns shaking the wheels. If there is any slop or any knocking noise, track it down and tighten or replace.
Rubber suspension is more comfortable, urethane is stiffer and more positive (transmits more road vibration)
Low profile tires also provide a more positive feel but transmit harsh bumps
If there is a sound associated with the feel, take a look sooner than later, good luck! TR