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My 2010 SEL doesn't ride as well as it used to. Maybe because the steering and suspension parts are all original with 173K miles on them. However it does ride straight, no uneven tire wear, no strange noises, doesn't not sag on one side but the rear seems to sit lower these days. Pushing down on the body above each tire seems to be pretty stiff and it bounces back up HOWEVER......It does sway alot when turning and is real rough and loud over bumps "BANG". I also tow small trailers with it. I am researching what I should replace getting the ride back to a comfortable experience. I am planning on turning it over to my son when he gets his license and want it in the best mechanical condition. After a visual inspection, my thoughts are to replace: -Rear shocks, springs, sway bar links and bushings -Front strut/springs, sway bar links an bushings, upper/lower control arm I've priced all the parts on Rock Auto and realize the total investment I am looking for any advice on: -The best parts -What can to test to make sure I wont need to replace something, say like the springs -what to replace first in what order- rear or front first or all at once? -when to get an alignment Any advice is would be awesome!!
luvford2 posted a topic in Wheels & TiresWe are shopping for a new car. We narrowed our market to a crossover or a minivan (currently own a minivan as grandparent's taxi). This time around, we want better fuel efficiency; we can do with 5 seats as the older girls don't join us as often now. After several days test driving different makes and models, we enjoyed a *very* smooth comfortable drive with the 2015 Ford Edge Titanium with 20" wheels. I believe that it was a V6. We wanted to see what the ride on a 2.0L ecoboost was like so test drove the SEL (no 2.0L Titanium's in stock). We are very pleased with the power it had, so have decided to go with a 2016 2.0L ecoboost. So here are a couple of questions: When comparing the ride between that SEL (18" wheels) and the Titanium (20"wheels) where both had leather seats: -Titanium had a smoother ride (noticeable on rougher road). Is this because the SEL had the smaller wheels? -Could it be that the Titanium is smoother because it had the V6 vs the SEL with the 2.0L? Thanks in advance