Suspensino noise after new parts

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Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:38 pm

Rear struts were convereted to accept mr2 inserts
G2 struts front and rear new
Whiteline 1' lowering springs
New boots and bump stops
New tie rod ends
New sway bar endlinks
whiteline rear sway bar

After all this was done im getting alot of noise from the suspension. Sounds almost like the suspension is traveling up and down from not being bolted down at the hat enough though it is. I could not find anything loose.

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Re: Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby Tecker185 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:12 pm

Did you change the strut mounts, the top of the strut. Wen they go bad the thump like something is loose.
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Re: Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby GT4_DRED » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:19 pm

If you haven't, it might help to put it on a lift and go through the suspension connection points. What about the modded rear strut; is the insert nice and tight?
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Re: Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby 88gt4DE » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:21 pm

Maybe the tube is not tight in the housing .... were you able to tighten the nut all the way down in the tube till you ran out of threads ?
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Re: Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:00 pm

I think they were tight but that is definatly something to look into. It has been ahile the car just has been down since. Strut mounts were fine before I installed all the new parts so I doubt it is those.

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Re: Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:00 pm

Thanks for the replys! 88gt4de got it right! The inserts were not tight in the housings. A few washers later the issue has hopefully been solved. I found one of the front swaybar bolts had been replaced with a self tapping screw.... It was doing nothing. Not sure how I will fix this issue just yet but its on the list.

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Re: Suspension noise after new parts

Postby 88gt4DE » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:03 pm

Good news man , glad it was easy ... yer other issue with the sway bar bolt ... you talking about were it bolts into the bottom of car in floor ?
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Re: Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:11 pm

Yeah. Each side has a nut and a bolt holding it to the frame. The nut side is fine but it looks like the bolt side was broken at some point. The stock location seems to have a nut on the inside of the frame but its no longer there.
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Re: Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby 88gt4DE » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:16 pm

Wow , that's gonna be a bitch. I don't think you can get to the other side of that even with the carpet and everything up out of the way. any access hole to feed a nut up to. Other than cutting an access and re-welding I'm not sure there's any other way to fix that ...
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Re: Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:30 pm

yep thats what I was worried about
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Re: Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby underscore » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:34 pm

The GT4 Racing swaybar bushings run a bit thicker than the stock ones, so I ended up needing to add a few washers between the bracket and the chassis to avoid squishing the bushings too much. Maybe with a set of those you could weld a thin nut onto the outside of the chassis?
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Re: Suspensino noise after new parts

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:38 am

underscore wrote:The GT4 Racing swaybar bushings run a bit thicker than the stock ones, so I ended up needing to add a few washers between the bracket and the chassis to avoid squishing the bushings too much. Maybe with a set of those you could weld a thin nut onto the outside of the chassis?


That is actually a really good idea! The stock bushings need to be replaced anyways.
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