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Old 07-03-2003, 09:48 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm currently running Cusco Zero-2Rs and I've had them installed for about 3 months. About 1 month ago, I started getting a popping noises from the front drivers side at low speed over bumpy terrian. I can also hear the noise when the car shifts weight during braking and accelerating a low speed (15mph and below). At high speeds, there is absolutely no noise.

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Old 07-03-2003, 11:03 AM   #2
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Just a quick question or two. Have you adjusted the coilovers height or load at all? And if so have you rechecked them since? I've been running a set of zero-2Rs for 10K and haven't notice too much in the way of noise other than the normal sounds of a modified suspension.

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Old 07-03-2003, 11:22 AM   #3
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Hi SoCal,

I you are asking if I have modified the height and preload from straight out of the box? Yes, I modified the height. When I had them installed staight from the box, the drop was way to low. So low that the front tire was tucked. My mudflaps were about touching the ground. So, I had to raise the car to make it drivable.

About 2 weeks ago, I cleaned all the small stones and dirt out of the coilovers and tightened the preload since the springs seemed to be breaking in and there was more play than usual. I was hoping this would take care of the popping up front, but seems like it may have generated more noise at other corners of the car or maybe it's just coincidence. Did you possibly screw up something? I've adjusted the preload before without issues. Maybe I have some small stones under the spring?

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Old 07-03-2003, 11:11 PM   #4
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make sure you tighten the top nut on the struts to the recommended specs.
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Old 07-04-2003, 10:57 AM   #5
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Downeyer, it's probably just the camber plate noise. I have the exact same problem with my rear ones. There were a few threads talking about this issue (and not just with the cuscos) and ppl have tried a lot of things...none of them helped. Unless you noticed a decrease in handeling performance, I say don't worry about it.
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Old 07-04-2003, 03:50 PM   #6
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downeyer- didn't you switch from 7/5 springs to 6/4. I haven't taken mine apart and they have remained noise free. As knightkid said, double check the torque on large pillow ball nut.
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Old 07-06-2003, 02:31 AM   #7
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Just an observation, but the low speed sounds may indicate that a nut may be loose or improperly torqued. I think the guys are spot on, check it over and ensure the nuts are all good to go. If you think about it, there aren't too many parts involved with the Cusco's...
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Old 07-06-2003, 11:12 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help all...I'll double check the torque on the top nut. I did not change the spring yet, still deciding. I'll keep you all posted on my findings.

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