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Old 06-14-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

So i noticed this after my header install so we will keep that in mind n hope to figure out what the deal is. When i step on the gas from a stop i feel a rubbing and what sounds like a thumping like something is hitting the top n bottom of something coming from the front end. I feel it also when turning and hitting the gas going left or right. When i do a power break to test to see if its the headers hitting the steering rack, but the mounts are solid and no clunk when doing a power break. This is really starting to annoy me, what could this be?
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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Re: Front End Issues

I would check the bolts on your headers and make sure they r tight, if they are loose at all that could be the source. Other then that I don't know what to tell you right now.
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Re: Front End Issues

yea and look for rubbing spots where something is hitting
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #4
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done and done, the header bolts are tight, they were retorqued twice, most recent as this past saturday, they are tight, and there is plenty of clearence between the header and the steering column. My first thought was it was the header hitting the steering and that my mounts were loose or shot, but by doing a power break and torquing the motor im not hearing any bang or clank, which to me rules out that its the headers hitting anything. im thinking something is just loose in the suspension, but i cant put my finger on it.
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Just an idea... You could check the swaybar bushings. They might be shot
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:16 AM   #6
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That is where I was going next I'm gonna be I stalling my smoked fogs today so when I'm under there I'm gonna check them out I'm hoping it's something simple and easy as that
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Re: Front End Issues

Y ou don't have a bad motor mount do you?
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:28 AM   #8
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no, the motor mounts are good, those were checked first, its solid when powerbreaking and taping the gas to torque the motor, its only on launch.
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Sounds like another case of AUTOMOTIVE UNSOLVED MYSTERIES.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:05 PM   #10
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hahaha i know, im cutting out of work @ 4 gonna go to my mechanic and have him take a drive so he hears it, and go from there, hopefully its just somethign that needs a lil re-torquing. Im just puzzled.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:34 PM   #11
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He can't hear or feel what I do very frustrated
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:20 PM   #12
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Thats always what happens when you try to have someone hear or feel something your car is doing it don't do it , then when you are on your way home it happens again.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:34 PM   #13
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Yup it did it a lil bit but he most likely could not hear it over my exhaust then he took it for a spin himself n nada I make turn out of the lot and there it is gonna jack the car up after work today and check it out
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Did you go with long tubes? If so I had clearance problems on the passenger side, around the starter area.
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Equal length shorties bbk
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:47 PM   #16
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Ok so just got back from the shop the k-member was a lil loose tightened everything all Bushings are good looked at the header and it is hitting marks on the header and steering shaft so now why can be done to stop this lol
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I'm going to get polly mounts hopefully that will resolve the problem
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I'm going to get polly mounts hopefully that will resolve the problem
Can I have the solid mounts???
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Re: Front End Issues

Solid mounts are really for race applications only, its just solid steel
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Solid mounts are really for race applications only, its just solid steel
I know what they are. I want them cause I've already shredded two sets of rubber mounts...
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:27 PM   #21
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So go polly from what I have read they are great and 10x better than rubber
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The pollys will definitely help. When I first installed my bassani mid lengths I had very noticeable rub at start up and when accelerating. After a few weeks everything seemed to settle in to place and the vibrating reduced alot. When I pulled the motor I did notice a small spot on the k member where one of the headers were rubbing.
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Ok cool yeah I noticed the rub n hit marks on the steering shaft n headers. Good to hear I'm hoping to order this week
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So go polly from what I have read they are great and 10x better than rubber
Or you could send me yours free
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What?? Have what free?? U ok man? Lol
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What?? Have what free?? U ok man? Lol
I'm fine . You? Free?
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Nothing in this world is free.
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after reading the posts trying to figure out what the hell your talking about, it looks like you misread my posts. i dont have solid mounts, i said my mounts feel solid, meaning my stock rubber mounts, after looking at my headers and steering column that is not the case, hence why im going with the polly mounts. if i had solid mounts there would be absolutly no twist at all and my headers would never hit the steering column and woudl never need to downgrade to polly mounts. my car is a DD so the use of Solid mounts is not needed. Hence again why im going with the polly, just ordered them today, cant wait to ditch the crappy rubber mounts.
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after reading the posts trying to figure out what the hell your talking about, it looks like you misread my posts. i dont have solid mounts, i said my mounts feel solid, meaning my stock rubber mounts, after looking at my headers and steering column that is not the case, hence why im going with the polly mounts. if i had solid mounts there would be absolutly no twist at all and my headers would never hit the steering column and woudl never need to downgrade to polly mounts. my car is a DD so the use of Solid mounts is not needed. Hence again why im going with the polly, just ordered them today, cant wait to ditch the crappy rubber mounts.
Ooooo... I don't want them anymore lol
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no they are not free you had to buy the shoes or the gas to get to where you get the tan or ay least had to buy the bathing suit.
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no they are not free you had to buy the shoes or the gas to get to where you get the tan or ay least had to buy the bathing suit.
I tan nude in the front yard.
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I tan nude in the front yard.
No wonder why people refuse to drive past your place.
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