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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:01 pm 
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i have just recently decided to lower my xr and to say the least it looks amazing and handles sweet as. best thing i eva did... BUT... i have a rattle in the rear suspension that i cant pin-point. it seems to only be on the drivers side... any ideas on what this may be or any help would be greatly appreciated because it is really noticiable and just spoils it cos its a sweet as car now and it sucks to drive cos all u can hear is this rattle...

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:14 pm 
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ill take a stab at this even though im not a professional...in anything for that matter.

ummm are all bolts done up nice and tight? are those rubber bushes or whatever they are put in the right way (supposedly they are directional?)....or after lowering is ur exhaust starting to hit any of the parts like diff and such? might need to get your exhaust raised if thats the case or get new rubber holder thingies that hold the exhaust.

hope that helps

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:26 pm 
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could possibly be the tailshaft hitting the undercarrige i think its a common problem with lowering ef/el
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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:01 pm 
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try removing your spare wheel and jack then take it for a drive
that worked for me
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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:50 pm 
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Check the upper trailing arm bushes, if they are worn they will clunk especially when lowered. Id doubt very much if its the driveshaft as it would be alot more than a clunk when hitting the floor. Drive the rear up onto some ramps and check for clearances on the exaust.
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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:04 pm 
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my zorst actully had twisted on a anti-clockwise direction about 20degrees, and that was enuff for my middle muffler to start knocking on a bolt..
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Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:01 am 
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Quite common these noises - its usually just the lower shock mount bolt. Gotta really reef it up tight as... should solve your prob
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Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:04 am 
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after close inspection of mine on the weekend we worked it out to zorst touchin on top of the axle, not a very good noise driving on harsh roads..
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Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:49 am 
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xf_xr6 wrote:
its usually just the lower shock mount bolt. Gotta really reef it up tight as


I agree, you will probably find it is a lower shock bolt, even when you think they are tight, you have to tighten some more.
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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:39 pm 
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yeah thats what it was... lower shock bolts... they is tight now neways...

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:47 am 
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jeffb wrote:
xf_xr6 wrote:
its usually just the lower shock mount bolt. Gotta really reef it up tight as


I agree, you will probably find it is a lower shock bolt, even when you think they are tight, you have to tighten some more.



Was gonna say that...LOL

I got to lower my beast soon.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:57 am 
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so has the rattle stopped??

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:29 pm 
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When i got mine done i had the same rattle, i took it back to the guys who did it and they said its common. The paint under the lower shock bolt wears of and the bolt becomes loose.
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Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:25 pm 
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dont stress about it just take it back and dont leave until they fix it...

 

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