The roads were dry today, so I finally had an opportunity to test the recent de-squeaking measures. What an improvement! Although there is still a minor squeak from the rear silencer mount to tackle, the car is transformed. It's not just that it's quieter, but psychologically, the lack of squeaks and creaks adds a significant sense of rigidity to the chassis. What I previously perceived as flex on bumpy roads was simply my gut response to the squeaking.