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Old 03-04-2007, 07:54 PM
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Default Installed H-Sports.. Creaking...

Well I recently installed H-Sports on my car (on friday) and while I like the slightly lower look, I hear a creaking noise now. I used the OEM bumpstops which I cut in half and used the lower half for the fronts (keep the dust boot) and the upper half for the rear (just seemed logical). I don't think that has anything to do with it but just giving background on the install.

The fronts are fine now. At first I got a couple clanks from the driver side front but I figured it was the spring settling into place cause now its gone. The passenger rear is fine but the driver side rear is annoying me. Its not a clank but more of a creaking noise. The install was done right and everything was tightened down twice. I'm not really sure what it could be. Any ideas?

Gonna have a look-sie tomorrow at work and see if I notice anything unusual. Any ideas on what to look for?

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Old 03-05-2007, 04:38 PM
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sway bar bushings needing grease, control arm bushings needing grease?
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Old 03-05-2007, 06:24 PM
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.......make sure the endlinks are on correctly and TIGHT!!!!!!
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:57 PM
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Well, I'm here at work and took the wheels off to check the springs. I'm pretty sure I figured out what is causing the creaking/clanking. On the front spring the rubber boot/pad where the spring seats itself on the bottom of the assembly seemed to move and isn't aligned. My guess is that its not allowing the spring to seat itself correctly. Now, on the rear I saw that the dust cover moved and now comes directly in contact with the shock as it travels up. I also took a look at the endlinks, control arm bushings, etc. and they all seem fine. Hopefully what I saw is the problem as its an easy fix. Didn't have time to do it today so I'll do it tomorrow.

Thanks a lot for the ideas.
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:01 PM
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my lowering springs make some noise too. I think im gonna put some grease on the rubber whenever I replace the shocks next.
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:55 AM
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my lowering springs make some noise too. I think im gonna put some grease on the rubber whenever I replace the shocks next.
Is this common with lowering springs,as I am thinking of getting some?
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:05 AM
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not sure if it is common, but I have h-sport springs, been on the car almost 2.5 years now, not a noise from them. I however did not do any of the cutting of the bump stops described. I wantched Webb Motorsports install a TON of these springs, then did mine on my own from what I learned from Randy, and have not had one problem since I put them in.
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:10 AM
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:47 PM
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that is a great write up...I am going to use the 2x4 and jack trick, I always have trouble with my driver's side front strut....and I am anxiously awaiting my Ireland Engineering Camber plates and lower control arms...so I have to pull them out again.
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Well I had some extra time at the shop yesterday so I fixed the issues with the springs. It was in fact what I had thought. No the ride is squeak/clank free and I couldn't be happier with the result.

Oh and, you shouldn't have any extra noises coming from just springs. As long as the install is done properly and everything seats itself correctly, you'll be fine.
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