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Hello, I'm currently looking into doing a complete suspension refresh on my 06 R/T RWD Magnum, (Just got a new set of tires on it, with the old set having uneven wear) It has 270k miles on ALL original suspension and its getting kinda sloppy, I'm wondering what would be the best, most cost effective route, I'm thinking about changing everything to polyurethane bushings (I'm looking to tighten up all the suspension i.e. get rid of all the play in it, more performance oriented) , how challenging would it be to do replace all the bushings?

Or would you recommend just going with some (10-14 piece) total replacement kits like the ones on Ebay?


(P.s. I just got a new 2016 Challenger and love how tight and precise it feels and hope to bring some of that feeling back into the Magnum)
 

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Most of the rebuild kits will have solid rubber bushing so you will feel a difference, maybe not as tight as the Challenger but close.
 

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Allen2688, I'm actually looking to do the same thing but going for the Cadillac smooth ride instead. I've been looking at getting this kit ( 2005 Dodge Magnum Steering & Suspension Kit Rear Wheel Drive (excluding SRT-8) (excluding Nivomat Suspension) Front & Rear Piece Set (2) Front Strut & Spring Assemblies (2) Rear Shock Absorbers (2) Front Lower Adjustable Ball Joints (2) Front Upper C ). In any case, I'm not a pro by any chance so can't really offer the advice you're looking for. But I suspect you're probably better off getting a kit that comes with the polyurethane bushings you want (that way you avoid the added expense of buying them separately). Also it makes sense to me to replace ALL suspension components at the same time considering the high mileage you've got on the original suspension.
 

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I've done the entire suspension in my '05 Magnum. I went with all Prothane/Whiteline poly bushings throughout. You can get the Prothane Total LX kit but I wouldn't recommend it. It got it and many of the 2 piece bushings were noisey. I ended up changing most of them out with the White line bushing.

For the front you can replace

steering rack bushings
lower shock mount bushings
upper control arm inner bushings
front lower control arms (both front and rear, inner position bushings).

Rear

Rear upper control arm bushings (inner and outer)
trailing arm bushings
toe adjustment rod bushings
rear cradle bushings.
rear lower control arm bushings.

Whiteline Suspension Parts for the Magnum, dodge magnum 2006 rwd


Some of the bushings need to be pressed out. Can be difficult without the proper tooling.
 

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I've done the entire suspension in my '05 Magnum. I went with all Prothane/Whiteline poly bushings throughout. You can get the Prothane Total LX kit but I wouldn't recommend it. It got it and many of the 2 piece bushings were noisey. I ended up changing most of them out with the White line bushing.

For the front you can replace

steering rack bushings
lower shock mount bushings
upper control arm inner bushings
front lower control arms (both front and rear, inner position bushings).

Rear

Rear upper control arm bushings (inner and outer)
trailing arm bushings
toe adjustment rod bushings
rear cradle bushings.
rear lower control arm bushings.

Whiteline Suspension Parts for the Magnum, dodge magnum 2006 rwd


Some of the bushings need to be pressed out. Can be difficult without the proper tooling.
Sounds good! I definitely want to go down the whiteline route if they are less noisy. How much overall handling gain would you say they gave you?
 

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I've done the entire suspension in my '05 Magnum. I went with all Prothane/Whiteline poly bushings throughout. You can get the Prothane Total LX kit but I wouldn't recommend it. It got it and many of the 2 piece bushings were noisey. I ended up changing most of them out with the White line bushing.

For the front you can replace

steering rack bushings
lower shock mount bushings
upper control arm inner bushings
front lower control arms (both front and rear, inner position bushings).

Rear

Rear upper control arm bushings (inner and outer)
trailing arm bushings
toe adjustment rod bushings
rear cradle bushings.
rear lower control arm bushings.

Whiteline Suspension Parts for the Magnum, dodge magnum 2006 rwd


Some of the bushings need to be pressed out. Can be difficult without the proper tooling.
Great info! Thanks for that, I just got an 05 Mag RT, with 135k on it. The steering and suspension feels pretty tight right now, but I'll definitely look into the poly bushings.
 
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