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  • firebush357
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    Originally posted by fudge View Post
    in the front it sounds like popping and clicking. I have my rear coilovers more than halfway up and it's still scraping terribly when I turn or accelerate hard. Now I'm thinking these are bad noises. Once I raise my rear suspension all the way up im gonna test it and listen more specifically. But there are definitely a lot of new noises for me.
    Pictures of everything might help get a better diagnosis. Did you use the Tophat and put a washer on top of it before you bolted it to the Rio Strut mount?

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  • ryanprins13
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    Originally posted by fudge View Post
    in the front it sounds like popping and clicking. I have my rear coilovers more than halfway up and it's still scraping terribly when I turn or accelerate hard. Now I'm thinking these are bad noises. Once I raise my rear suspension all the way up im gonna test it and listen more specifically. But there are definitely a lot of new noises for me.
    Originally posted by FestYboy View Post
    Double check all your bolts, the LCA pinch bolt needs to be tight! and can be the source of popping while turning.
    Yup^ happened to me, also cv shaft could be not in properly?

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  • FestYboy
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    Double check all your bolts, the LCA pinch bolt needs to be tight! and can be the source of popping while turning.

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  • fudge
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    in the front it sounds like popping and clicking. I have my rear coilovers more than halfway up and it's still scraping terribly when I turn or accelerate hard. Now I'm thinking these are bad noises. Once I raise my rear suspension all the way up im gonna test it and listen more specifically. But there are definitely a lot of new noises for me.

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  • ryanprins13
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    Originally posted by fudge View Post
    Hey guys I finished my setup, just gotta raise it up a little bit because my wheels were scraping lol. The handling is soooo good! I just had a question about all the clunky, squeaky, cracky noises I hear now. I assume not to worry about it but it's pretty constant so I cant help but think about it. Are these noises that I'm hearing normal and not bad?
    Where are they coming from?

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  • zoe60
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    Mine kinda sounds like rubber suishing around in the rear sometimes. I loosened the top nuts some but haven't driven it yet. They didn't seem too tight though. Hope it helps. I can't believe how much better mine handles. Firm but not a harsh ride at all. I think I got 120 lbs in the front and 105's in the rear.
    Last edited by zoe60; 03-14-2017, 06:08 PM.

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  • william
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    I don't hear any noise after suspension install. Are your rear struts too tight to the body? Or so loose that there bouncing around making noise? I had a light squeak from my rears after installing but I had the drivers side to tight

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  • fudge
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    Hey guys I finished my setup, just gotta raise it up a little bit because my wheels were scraping lol. The handling is soooo good! I just had a question about all the clunky, squeaky, cracky noises I hear now. I assume not to worry about it but it's pretty constant so I cant help but think about it. Are these noises that I'm hearing normal and not bad?

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  • nitrofarm
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    10-4 Just wondering

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  • firebush357
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    His car was pulled behind an RV for many years so there is a good chance it went up north at some point. and then stored in a swamp from the looks of it. There is no frame rust but all of the bolts are super hard to get off. It took us a Breaker Bar and a 2 foot pipe to get the Front Driver Lug Studs off... My 93 Florida car no rust at all, so I don't think the humid salty air causes much damage unless your right on the beach or something.
    Last edited by firebush357; 03-13-2017, 10:09 AM.

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  • nitrofarm
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    Originally posted by firebush357 View Post
    We tried to put Rear Coilovers on my little brother car last night but it seems like any bolt we try to take off of his has to be cut off... Rust makes things difficult sometime but with the right tool and some patience you can make it work eventually. I ended up using a Torch to break the bolt loose but then It got stuck inside the strut it self so I cut the Strut down by the base for more room and then took a Reciprocating Saw to the bolt. I did end up having to cut the bolt on both sides of the mount to get it out though.

    Nuts and Bolts can be replaced, Don't be afraid to cut them off.
    Do you have rust from the humid salt air?

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  • firebush357
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    We tried to put Rear Coilovers on my little brother car last night but it seems like any bolt we try to take off of his has to be cut off... Rust makes things difficult sometime but with the right tool and some patience you can make it work eventually. I ended up using a Torch to break the bolt loose but then It got stuck inside the strut it self so I cut the Strut down by the base for more room and then took a Reciprocating Saw to the bolt. I did end up having to cut the bolt on both sides of the mount to get it out though.

    Nuts and Bolts can be replaced, Don't be afraid to cut them off.

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  • nitrofarm
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    [QUOTE=fudge;737304]tbh I'm not really stressed, just annoyed and I feel stuck especially with the rear lower strut mount bolt. Yes the upper strut mount I just used the same phrase from the guide. I want to do it myself but I am losing confidence and today is my last free day of spring break
    Fudge try getting a flat tip screw driver UNDER the bolt while someone turns the nut. Sometimes you can get lucky this way.Use a hammer to tap the screw driver.While a helper slowly turns the nut. Your trying to apply upward pressure so the nut can grab onto good threads. Otherwise cut it off-

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  • nitrofarm
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    Originally posted by ryanprins13 View Post
    Which nut are you trying to get off? I thought you said earlier (in the post i quoted below) that you had the top ones off?



    Were both talking about the lower strut mount bolt right? The metal bushing on the strut siezes to the bolt. Rubber connects it to the strut so it doesnt turn but absorbs everything from your impact gun. If you burn it off then the bushing is loose from the strut but still stuck to the bolt. The OD of the bushing is much larger than the OD of the hole the bolt needs to come out through. So when you go to loosen the bolt off the captive nut the bushing just presses against the strut bracket.
    Only possible way to still save the bolt is if you cut the strut off then put vicegrips on the bushing and somehow got it loose from the bolt like that.

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    I used a Clamp to press it out.

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  • FestYboy
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    I think it's time to address the tools and method, not the user. Post pics of what you used and did to get to the stripped nut. If you don't learn what's going wrong and correcting it, you won't be able to move forward. We're here to educate.

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