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Old August 20th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Suspension noise

At least I think that it is coming from the suspension. I have the Prokits and have 43+k miles on her. Every time I go over, through a dip, hole, or just uneven surface over 25MPH I hear a clanking, loose noise from the front end. I feel as if something is loose. I had her checked and was told that everything was tight. No oil around the struts and the car seems firm when I lift from the wheel well. I wonder if my struts are shot already
Anyone with this problem or have any suggestions.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hear it from time to time as well. Did you cut the bump stops?
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I hear it from time to time as well. Did you cut the bump stops?

I don't think they did when it was installed. Would cutting them cause this or is it necessary to cut them to alleviate the problem. I hear it all the time.
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The problem I had with the eibachs is that they are really bouncy with the bump stop. The bump stop prevents the strut from bottoming out, so when you hit a huge pot hole your car just gets crazy bouncy and hits the bump stop, and is a pain in the ass to drive. I drove like that for 6 months and i wanted to sell the springs and car because it was pissing me off. Then I took my struts apart again and cut them by 2 inches since that is what the drop is. And WOW! the difference is night and day. I love the way it rides now, and i don't think i have heard the clunk since then. I highly recommend it and should be done with these or other springs.

I have never yet hit the bottom of my car, only on entrances and exits from gas stations but you just have to angle it. Never from a bump in the road. Hope this helps.

Try doing somethings yourself, you learn more about your car that way. Unless you live in an apartment it then I totally understand.
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The problem I had with the eibachs is that they are really bouncy with the bump stop. The bump stop prevents the strut from bottoming out, so when you hit a huge pot hole your car just gets crazy bouncy and hits the bump stop, and is a pain in the ass to drive. I drove like that for 6 months and i wanted to sell the springs and car because it was pissing me off. Then I took my struts apart again and cut them by 2 inches since that is what the drop is. And WOW! the difference is night and day. I love the way it rides now, and i don't think i have heard the clunk since then. I highly recommend it and should be done with these or other springs.

I have never yet hit the bottom of my car, only on entrances and exits from gas stations but you just have to angle it. Never from a bump in the road. Hope this helps.

Try doing somethings yourself, you learn more about your car that way. Unless you live in an apartment it then I totally understand.

Other than the springs, I have done all the mods myself and your right, one does learn from it. I don't have a spring compressor but will look into the bump stops. Thanks
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I would agree that you should check the bump stops. Good luck!
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WHen I first started getting that noise, I found that first it was the Transmission mount, then the second noise over bumps and everything the dealer found that my Right Side Lower Control Arm was damage. $307.00
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should of taken a pic of it damaged Manny. Tisk tisk.
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WHen I first started getting that noise, I found that first it was the Transmission mount, then the second noise over bumps and everything the dealer found that my Right Side Lower Control Arm was damage. $307.00
Was any of it covered or because it was lowered they voided the warranty?
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Was any of it covered or because it was lowered they voided the warranty?
They covered the transmission mount, but not the control arm.
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The problem I had with the eibachs is that they are really bouncy with the bump stop. The bump stop prevents the strut from bottoming out, so when you hit a huge pot hole your car just gets crazy bouncy and hits the bump stop, and is a pain in the ass to drive. I drove like that for 6 months and i wanted to sell the springs and car because it was pissing me off. Then I took my struts apart again and cut them by 2 inches since that is what the drop is. And WOW! the difference is night and day. I love the way it rides now, and i don't think i have heard the clunk since then. I highly recommend it and should be done with these or other springs.

I have never yet hit the bottom of my car, only on entrances and exits from gas stations but you just have to angle it. Never from a bump in the road. Hope this helps.

Try doing somethings yourself, you learn more about your car that way. Unless you live in an apartment it then I totally understand.
I have the same problem but I did cut my bump stops about 1/2"(I have megans with kyb shocks). Should I cut them more?
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I have the bottoming out sqeaking problem too. Lowered my Spyder GT on Friday with Pro Kit's and goin over speed bumps at anything but a roll gets the noise going.
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if its a clank noise, it could be a loose heat shield. or check the sway bar end links. thats my only guess.

and if your struts were goin bad, your car would handle like shit and would never stop bouncing.
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if its a clank noise, it could be a loose heat shield. or check the sway bar end links. thats my only guess.

and if your struts were goin bad, your car would handle like shit and would never stop bouncing.
I have already checked the sway bar end links, it's looks okay but what's a heat shield?
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I get a metal-on-metal clanking noise also sounds like it is coming from the left front over small bumps and stuff. I was under it and everything seems tight and ok. It almost sounds similar to the noise your caliper makes if you hit it. clank-clank. I have oem sturts with works springs. This is something that was not always there.
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Yesterday I decided to get the shop to redo my rear springs(assuming I messed up something when I did it) and cut my bump stops a bit more, which made it go from sounding like crap to sounding like shit. But today I took it for an alignment and all noises are gone and car ride is more stiff and responsive. Try an alignment.
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there is no way that an alignment is going to fix a noise like that..
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there is no way that an alignment is going to fix a noise like that..
Not sure if this will fix your problem but I was sure it wouldn't solve the problem since I was getting the same metal-to-matal song. In my mind I was assuming that maybe I over compressed the springs but somehow the alignment fixed it. Maybe someone who has a better knowledge of this can explain how it fixed the problem.
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I have the pro kit as well. It has been making that sound for me on the drivers side front only. I took it back to the shop that put the springs on, and they said they tightened the center shaft of the strut. That worked for about a month or so. Now it's doing it again. Its also knocking a bit. I called eibach, and they had no answers. It's getting frustrating.
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same f###ing problem

I get that same noise going over bumps but its not a metal clanking sounds like a soft bump does it while shifting too any suggestions
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 02:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Found it lol my overflow tank was bouncing around when I hit bumps my crisis is over
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