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Old 01-01-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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Default Odd bump and noise? (new swaybar problem maybe?)

Well to start it off, I got new swaybars from stranoparts 2 weeks ago. The install was pretty easy, and I followed the instructions (and a video I found) as well as possible. I have been driving around with them now since the 22nd, and everything worked perfectly and fine before yesterday. That being said, yesterday I was driving, and I felt an odd bump from somewhere under my foot accompanied with a possibly imaged noise. This happened every couple of seconds (felt like every time I went over a slight bump or dip in the road) all day long, and it's making me kind of nervous. Now, before anyone gets the wrong idea, I am kind of hesitant to blame the swaybars because they seemed to be really well made and if they were truly the cause, I would think they would have started making noise earlier. So does anyone have any ideas on what may be the problem? Swaybars? Shocks? Something loose? Do I need to buy a supercharger to fix it (please be this one)? Thanks in advance.
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First thing I would do is just go back and make sure everything is tight and that nothing worked itself loose. Unless you managed to bend or brake a sway bar, I doubt it is the swaybars, most likely just the mounting brackets. But if all else fails buy a supercharger which will eliminate all other noises with the whine lol.
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That might be the solution, you know. I might just have to do that. Maybe I should buy Koni Yellows and Steeda Ultralites while I am at it, just to make sure it isn't the shocks/struts/springs.

( I will take a look under there when I get the chance)
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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Lack of a supercharger is definitely your problem. I'd start there, then if that doesnt resolved the issue, maybe look at the bolts and make sure they are tightened to torque spec.
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Well actually I don't have a torque wrench (anymore) and the instructions did not give any specs to tighten the bolts to. In the video, they do not show a torque wrench, but do show the guys tightening the swaybar down by hand.
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Yeah I had that front end thunk. Got the m90 and didnt hear it for 6 months, it must have fixed it.

Now 6 months later I hear it again. Got some GT500 strut mounts to fix it.

Double check those bolts, its usually the obvious thing.
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Yeah I had that front end thunk. Got the m90 and didnt hear it for 6 months, it must have fixed it.

Now 6 months later I hear it again. Got some GT500 strut mounts to fix it.

Double check those bolts, its usually the obvious thing.
But only double check those after the SC install as a proactive measure of course!
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Supercharges fix everything. They are ducktape for our cars. Even boost low self esteem levels (boost haha).
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I have gotten a clunk from loose end-links in the front and busted strut mounts...
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Man I really hope it's not busted strut mounts. I can't go jack the car up because it's 22 degrees and my garage is not heated, plus there is no light so I'd have to keep the garage door open.
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