Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: I would rather not say
I think it is pretty common. If you are getting a lot of movement under braking or the back end is not stable at speed:
- consider replace front balljoints (i.e., as part of a bigger upper and lower suspension arm replacement job). Also, replace the droplinks (and the anti roll bar if you are getting clonks - but ARB can be expensive as front sub frame has to come off). Play in the front suspension can give bump steer. The squeaking is probably the upper arms
- rear trailing arms can get damaged / rear bushing wears so that tracking feels wrong
- check the tracking (alignment). Parallel at the front, toed in at the back are the sports setting
The only way to really reduce crashiness is to change the shocks and springs. Koni FSD and Eibach prokit seem to work well. If you go to this expense, consider getting a Q2 LSD.
The cheap(ish) option is to replace the tyres, and do the front upper and lower wishbones. Also, check the rear suspension. Balance the wheels, check alloys for damage. Then get 4 wheel alignment.