Several questions, please respond soon!
I just got new front and rear brakes, with new discs on the front and repair to both rear drums. Now, I'm in need of new front ball joints (both sides) as well as front control arm bushings.. While this is done, I figured I would go ahead and get new shocks all the way around.. The thing is (and Ive priced around), the mechanics around here are charging out the arse on parts alone, not to mention labor.. So, I would like to save a few hundred by buying my own parts.. I want mid grade suspension- a step or two up from factory.. Also, I'd like to spend around $400 give or take on parts.. So, my question is, what all do I need for the job to be finished? I know I obviously need ball joints, but for the bushings, do I need the "kit", upper, lower to frame, or both upper and lower? Then, would the Monroe Sensa-Tracs (the $34 ones on racepages) be what Im looking for in the way of shocks? Lastly, I'm assuming I should get the adapters for the Monroes, but is it not needed for the rear? I only see "front right, front left, or just front". Thanks so much for the help thus far! I'm planning on becoming a member very soon.