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    Just looking for opinions on whether I should entrust suspension work to a pug dealer, or whether I'm better off going to a suspension shop.

    I don't want to do mods, just want to restore to as new (or as close as possible) condition.

    Car has 187,000K's on the clock.....

    I had new shocks put in about 15,000KM ago which improved things a lot but there are still some issues....

    front seems a little wandery, not as precise as originally, small amount of play in the steering. Outer tie rod ends were replaced about a year ago. when truning out of driveways, I often here a crack coming from the front of the car, I'm wondering if it is ball joints, though the rego inspection a couple of months ago didn't pick anything up.

    Rear has a squeek in the left and ocasionally makes some not nice noises. there is evidence that the tyre sidewalls have been rubbing on the inside of the rear gaurds. (apart from the new shocks I've had a new torsion bar put in the rear, the original stripped the splines, and the right suspension arm and hub has been replaced).

    If a suspension shop is preferable, can anyone recommend a pug wise one in Sydney.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintermute
    Just looking for opinions on whether I should entrust suspension work to a pug dealer, or whether I'm better off going to a suspension shop.

    I don't want to do mods, just want to restore to as new (or as close as possible) condition..
    I hear Paul Vassalo is a good independent pug mechanic in Sydney. Probably a better option than either the dealer or suspension shop. I've spoken to him before, seems to know a lot about the 306 anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by U Turn
    I hear Paul Vassalo is a good independent pug mechanic in Sydney. Probably a better option than either the dealer or suspension shop. I've spoken to him before, seems to know a lot about the 306 anyway.
    Thanks U-Turn sounds like a good option, I have seen a few other people recommend him for various jobs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintermute
    Thanks U-Turn sounds like a good option, I have seen a few other people recommend him for various jobs too.

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    I'd recommend Colliers at Granville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT
    I'd recommend Colliers at Granville.
    I've had a little work done by Colliers (I used to work in Granville) certainly what I had done I'm happy with

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