banging in front suspension

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    daltonduree Active Member

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    alright. my 94 gt is lowered but i wouldn't think that would cause this. whenever i hit a bump pothole or whatnot it sounds like someone took a hammer and smacked my frame. this problem only started after i lowered the car but i cant seem to find the problem. i didn't do an alignment but it shouldn't cause this should it?
     
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    i had a 96 gt for a short time that did this, it was pretty low on stock struts I figured the strut was bottoming out, but i didn't keep it long enough to find out for sure what the issue really was
     
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    damn. well i need to know before throwing money at it


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    1) check the upper strut mount to see if it came loose.

    2) check your sway bar mounts

    3) you could've "clocked" one of your coil springs in the pocket wrong

    4) did you reuse the isolators
     
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    alright. both are tight


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    any other ideas?


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    Did you check the endlinks? Does it only happen on big bumps/potholes or even if you hit a crack or something?
     
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    good sized cracks too


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    Mine did it once when I didnt have the top strut bolts tightened down but if you checked that I dont know what else it could be. Can you narrow it down to a specific side of the suspension. If you havent already I would go through all the things white95 listed and make sure its none of those
     
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    ill look it all over again. but a maxed out shock makes sense


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    Yeah if all that stuff is good then thats probably what it is. How much did you lower it?
     
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    about 2.25-2.5 inches


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    Is there a jolt or harshness that goes along with the noise??? If so, your strut may no longer have the stroke where it needs to be due to lowering.
     
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    nothing inside springs. an it hurts a bit when it happens


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    I would just go ahead and upgrade shocks/struts anyways since you are that low
     
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    The rear is where the bumpstops are inside the spring. I edited my post because im assuming your talking about the front only.
     
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    i was thinking foxbody kyb shocks


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    Your best bet would be to measure to make sure you get the correct shock for your needs
     
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    ok thanks


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    Did you remember to install the bumpstops with the struts?


    I know it sounds stupid but some people forget these kinds of things.