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Old 03-10-2015, 02:25 PM   #1
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I'll be putting the car on a lift friday but would like some feedback.

I installed my steeda springs+ camber plates and koni str's last friday. Everything went mostly smoothly. No odd noises, until yesterday. When I went over a speed bump I heard a loud clunk. No groans or squeaks, just a loud clunk. If I am driving at speed and go over bumps or if I drive up an incline either turning left or right there is no noise. It is only during a speed bump, or a high velocity short duration bump. And it is mostly only audible upon rebound. Since I have brand new camber plates I don't think it is the strut mount because there was no noise all weekend. I am left wondering if it is the sway bar endlink, or the control arm bushing? Should I be looking elsewhere? Am I on the right track?

I do remember hearing a similar clunk when reaching steering lock in and out of parking spaces. That was with the stock suspension so I figured I'd take care of it with the new suspension.
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Oh man I have the same issue after replacing my LCA's and tie rod ends
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I have full suspension, Eibach coilovers all the way around lower control arms, Maximum Motorsports caster camber plates etc and I get clunks squeaks pops all the time. Even my driveline likes to make a little noise going really slow it clunks.
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I had the same issue i replace the tie rods but noise was still there finally I did the sway bar links and bingo that was it its very annoying but a very simple and cheap fix unless you go with adjustable sway bar links like I did.

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Hell I had the same thing with ford racing adjustable suspension. It would be nice if there were a setup that didn't make a bunch of noise.
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Once you start to lower you car it put pressure on your stock sway bar links and causes them to wear out quicker thats when you start getting that noise. Thats why having adjustable ones helps reduce the presure by adjusting them once its been lowered.

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Anyone have suggestions on aftermarket endlinks?
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Im currently using the sr performance sway bar linxs there adjustable there at a fair price and get the job done no more clunk just make sure you use thread silent and tight them down good ... I didnt and the noise was still there till I did them right..


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I just want to update this thread in case anyone searches for this in the future. I decided to replace the driver side endlink with a new OEM one. Once I was done, I drove the car with the windows down and tested the front end over a few bumps and speed bumps. The loud clunking I heard is gone. There is however a noticeable clunk on both sides when going over a speed bump. It does appear the OEM endlinks just do not like the lowered geometry. The clunking they are making is not a big deal for now. Some people may be ok with it, I think I'm going to get my money out of them for a bit and then replace them with adjustable ones.
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