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Old 09-17-2010, 06:27 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Clunking Sound After Spring Install

I had Progress springs installed recently and now every time I'm driving on rough road or go over bumps I hear a clunking sound. It seems to be coming from the front passenger side but I'm not really sure. Does any have any ideas as to what it could be? I'm going to take it back to the shop that did it tomorrow and ask them to look at it.
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Default Re: Clunking Sound After Spring Install

Probably a bad shock.
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Default Re: Clunking Sound After Spring Install

I had a clunk sound coming from pass side. Took it to dealership and they quoted $400 for a new shock. Lol
Decided to switch it up and do coilovers. When I took out the old suspension it turned out the noise was just the strut mount. (10min. Job done under the hood)

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Btw, strut mounts are about $30 on amazon.com

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Old 09-17-2010, 08:23 PM   Thread Starter #5
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Default Re: Clunking Sound After Spring Install

Thanks guys. If it is a bad strut or mount wouldn't I have heard it with or without the new springs?
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Default Re: Clunking Sound After Spring Install

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Thanks guys. If it is a bad strut or mount wouldn't I have heard it with or without the new springs?
You would have thought so. How many miles are on the car, and what struts/shocks are you running?
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Default Re: Clunking Sound After Spring Install

the spring may not be sitting in the seat properly, which could be why it only happened AFTER spring install...bring it back to where you had them done and have them make sure its sitting right.
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Originally Posted by NewMaxOwner View Post
Thanks guys. If it is a bad strut or mount wouldn't I have heard it with or without the new springs?
It took a couple years for my clunk to be noticable, but by lowering the front, you changed the angle the strut goes through the strut mount. Mount could have been on its last leg, changing up the suspension could have been the last straw.
That may not be it, could be an install problem.

Did they cut out part of the bump stops on the rubber dust boot? Could be that getting in the way.
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:50 PM   Thread Starter #9
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Default Re: Clunking Sound After Spring Install

I'm running the OEM stock struts/shocks with 68k miles. I'm bringing the car back to the shop tomorrow. He said they kept the original boot on and didn't mention having to cut it.
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Default Re: Clunking Sound After Spring Install

When I put progress springs on I also did the gr2 struts. I can't remember if it was the springs or struts instrutions that said to cut off the top portion of the stock dusts boot. Makes sense that it was the intructions for the lowering springs since the gr2 struts don't affect height

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Yeah, I've heard that bit cutting the boot will give you that noise. Weird.
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progress spring instructions...

http://www.vqpower.com/v2/articles.php?article_id=131

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When I put progress springs on I also did the gr2 struts. I can't remember if it was the springs or struts instrutions that said to cut off the top portion of the stock dusts boot. Makes sense that it was the intructions for the lowering springs since the gr2 struts don't affect height
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Yeah, I've heard that bit cutting the boot will give you that noise. Weird.
Are you guys saying that the cause of the noise is because the boot was cut? Or that NOT cutting the boot could be the cause of the noise? If he didnt' cut the boot, and he added the new bump stop, then I could see where he would have issues. It wouldn't take much to bottom out.
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Yeah, not cutting it creates the noise. I think it's bottoming out like you said.
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Were the springs put on the right strut, were they installed on the strut the right way. Did you replace your bump stops? Sometimes when you install new parts its best to replace any old components with new ones. Especially if your doing anything with steering and suspension.
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Were the springs put on the right strut, were they installed on the strut the right way. Did you replace your bump stops? Sometimes when you install new parts its best to replace any old components with new ones. Especially if your doing anything with steering and suspension.
I don't think the springs specify left/right...however, they DO specify which side needs to face front.
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