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Old 04-14-2009, 12:11 PM
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Smashed springs anybody?

I finally had my kyb agxs, and eibach sport springs. Now the rear is making a lot of noises. There are loud rattles, creaks, and thuds. I looked at the springs and the top of the rear coils are smashed together. There is hardly a gap between them. Is this why there is so much annoying noise? I know that every bump I hit, those coils are hitting each other. Is that normal?

I have kyb bump stops in there and they were smaller than stock so I didn't have to cut them.

I know that many of you are running this same setup. Do you hear the same loud noises? Are the top coils really close together (I can't stick a finger between them)?

I couldn't afford to build the motor for any serious horsepower gains so I decided to upgrade my cornering ability. This is such a fkn drag. My other thread will explain my other problems. Thanks in advance.

edit: the mechanic is coming over today so any recommendations before he gets here would really help.

edit: One of the back springs wasn't sitting properly and once that was fixed a lot of the noise stopped. There is still a lot of rattling though when I drive over a rough road. I think I am partly hearing the springs either twisting or compressing to the point where the coils hit each other. I have read that it could be the sway bar is loose but I checked that already. I will search for more info about checking for broken axles.

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