Is there a way to get a smoother ride in a 1995 Geo Tracker like different shocks or something?
No way that is cost effective. Changing shocks will not help as the Tracker was not designed for a smooth ride.
no , they sell progress rate springs for all sidekicks
Google it , they are popular
and easy to install if you can manhandle a wrench.
also P205 stock tires and set pressure to door sticker value, min is 28psi.
over pressuring them causes bad stopping and traction and harsh ride.
put 300 lbs sand in rear. sand bags. mother in law?
or go to Mexico and have them torch your spings (sorry that works but is unsafe)
1999 Cougar V6 with 16 wheels handles nice but rides harsh- what is the best way to make the ride smoother?
Performance vs comfort unfortunately performance handling and comfort of ride don't coexist very well. For every bit of ride comfort you gain some handling will be lost. The best bet is to shoot for something in the middle by changing the tires for something less aggressive or performance oriented and the same for the shocks.
Why would you feel something thumping in the steering of a 1997 Honda Civic when you are turning and the axels and tires are all new?
To install shocks, you must disassemble the entire wheel hub assembly to get to the STRUTS, not shocks! This can take some time and might want more than one person to help with disassembly of brakes and moving the tie rod and CV joint. Then from there, its pretty easy. just open hood and unscrewed from top left and top right under your hood. You can replace with quick struts for easy repair or gas-matic…
When the shocks are in the car? Your vehicle feels like it weaves or sort of floats! Even when your steering wheel is dead straight. Other symptoms are noises from bearings etc as a result of your shocks dying and not working properly. Something I've noticed is that the car bottoms out in the front since the shocks are not absorbing the impact properly.
Jack car up and remove tires for easy access, then simply unbolt front shocks and replace with new shocks. On the rear some models come with a type of ride leveling shock that will be noticeably fatter than a normal shock, this type of shock called Nivomat MUST be replaced with a comparable expensive Nivomat shock or you need to buy a replacement kit that includes new springs and regular shocks, this kit uses different…
If your 1998 GMC Sierra makes a clunking noise at the front end when going over bumps what is wrong?
depends on what factory they were made, (many there are) but if made in the defunct CAMI, in canada. the differences are minor. The tracker is a joint SUZUKI and GM venture. that means, most of the parts are really Suzuk's for sure the whole driveline.. some diffs are this, worst case EXAMPLE: Suz KICK, made in Iwata japan and Tracker made in CAMI. 1: same driveline. 2; same body shell. (but stamped in CAMI…