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Old 12-14-2013, 08:23 PM
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Feeling Every Bumper In The Road!

I have 98 Prelude that FEELS EVERYTHING ON THE ROAD!
I started out by checking the tires, and recommended tire pressure - all is fine there.
Then I put my car on jack stands and moved the wheels back and forth and still didn't notice any warn ball joints, warn suspension or struts - all seemed fine there.

SO I DUNNO! The issue is mainly in the rear of the car, and I could go over a dime size hole and not only does it feel like the earth is giving out from under the car, but I can hear it too. Loud as hell!
I know our Preludes are somewhat designed like a sports car, but I can feel every bump in the road! It's really annoying. Wish it would be more of a smooth ride.
Any suggestions?
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:06 PM
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Re: Feeling Every Bumper In The Road!

before my axles were changed i felt every bump too.. even the little reflectors on the road were like speed bumps lol got it changed and majority of the hard bumps went away
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Re: Feeling Every Bumper In The Road!

I used to have this issue, until I put smaller rims on my car which allowed me to not have low profile tires which give **** ride quality....

If you car is lowered that can have something to do with it

Only thing other than those I would say is a ball joint... You hear every tiny bump bad if a ball joint is bad. And I guess any component with a connection between the tire and the chassis that has a boot, and a joint could be potential suspects

Did you properly diagnose or just shake your tire around and decide to ask on here? Because I bet you have a few issues under there.....
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Re: Feeling Every Bumper In The Road!

Bushings, shock mounts, get in under with some light. To see if you can spot deteriorated bushings. I can imagine a worn rear shock mount/cntrl arm bushing would jiggle like hell.
Trailing arm (may) be suspect. If you need help identifying parts just holla.
I had a loose front crossbeam bolt that made me experience wheel hop like it was on steroids.
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Re: Feeling Every Bumper In The Road!

Stock suspension, or aftermarket?
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Re: Feeling Every Bumper In The Road!

^^^^this,

Even then you're shocks probably went out. shocks go out slowly over time so you gradually get used to it riding like **** until it hits this point.
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Re: Feeling Every Bumper In The Road!

^^ Worn shocks usually make the car bounce like you're driving a Cadillac, not a Ferrari F50

*edit* unless the shocks are so far gone that there's literally nothing left inside them. Depending on how many miles are on OP's car, it might be time for an entire suspension overhaul
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Re: Feeling Every Bumper In The Road!

lel thats how bad my stockers got. Felt like i was driving it slammed on its ass... which it is now, so i don't have a ride difference, just a height and cornering difference. But my stockers also had rusted springs that split into 3 pieces and didnt require a spring compressor when removing because they fell apart once the load was lifted hahaha
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