Will the rear bearing/ hub if it’s bad affect the front alignment ? My bushing and suspension seem fine 97 mark , and the front driver tire just keeps going out ... smh 2nd tire in 3 months ,3723 miles total driven in the 3 months(alignment was done 8 months ago but seems to be wearing off)Does the rear end compress at all
Yeah man ur totally right the bushings in the joints are shot the fudge out .. on another note today now my temp needle has been spiking up and down in 102 degree weather (good ol Cali) I have a griffin radiator 4 row I believe and new water pump new resivor tank and all new hoses.. system is burped.. but only while on the gas and A.c on “automatic” setting the needle will rise above normal temp , hoping it’s the thermostat which I haven’t changed ... problem after problem .. then it wouldn’t be a stinkin Lincoln lol"Seems" is not a very good description. It is either good or bad. Anything in between needs replacing. when I bought my 97 with 67K miles on it the front end was totally shot. The only way to test those components IMO is get the hub assembly in the air, and at least disconnect the sway bar, then the upper ball joint. Then you can REALLY see whats going on. From what I'v read, these wheel joints go bad pretty quickly. So if you have very many miles on them, chances are they are in fact loose.
On another note, That convertible posted by Warden is pretty interesting. Wonder how much extra steel & welding went into the frame of that to keep the doors from pinching shut from a WOT over some rougher road surface. Normally I would think a 3700 pound 2 door una body is a poor candidate for a conversion... but hey anything may be possible with a s**t load of mods!