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I have a dodge magnun and have replaced the front linkage to sway

I have a dodge magnun and have replaced the front linkage bar to the front sway bar on the drivers side, but still have some noise , clunking, over med to large bumps at all speeds could the bushings need to be replaced

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Believe me the noise going over bumps is your left and right tension struts. Manufacturer has changed these parts three times cause the bushings go on them. Big problem with magnums. I changed mine at home. No noise and car rides way better.

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    aftermarket sway bar end links from bwoody( get oversize washers to protect the bushings as these are made for the SRT),some good outer tie rod ends(greasable) like moog. and you will be happy..While you are in there might want to replace the upper and lower ball joints. OEM on these cars are poor quality and just can't handle a two ton car.

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Check the frunt break pads if the pads were ever replaced by aftermarket pads they will make a clunk sound going over bumps

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