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Old 04-26-2000, 04:22 PM   #1
Corey
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Have a Nice Day? Ground Control Rattle/Banging/Noise problem! HELP

I installed my Ground Control springs and KYB/AGX struts this weekend. I lowered the car exactly 1" from stock. I have a rattle comming from all 4 corners now. I have deduced that it is the top hats for the springs banging against the strut piston rods. The hole in the middle of them is just a bit too big to fit snugly on the piston. Anybody else deal with this problem? Anybody have any ideas?
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Old 04-26-2000, 06:43 PM   #2
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I wonder if this is the same problem I'm having, but only on my front passanger side. I thought at first that it was the speed sensor bracket, but after tying it down better it made no difference. I never really thought that it might be the hats, but it is very possible. You can't really have a "perfect" fit around the piston so the hats must move some.
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Old 04-27-2000, 03:35 AM   #3
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To assure myself that it was the hats I wrapped electrical tape around the top of the piston and jammed the hat up over it. What do ya know, the noise went away. It is not a permenant fix though because it came back in a day when the tape wore through. I think there is alot of play, more than needed, maybe GC sent the wrong ones?
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Old 04-27-2000, 08:03 AM   #4
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Did you safety wire or zip-tie the hat to the spring?

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Old 04-27-2000, 08:32 AM   #5
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Yep. I zip tied it through the hole in the hat and around the top coil.
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Old 05-17-2000, 06:41 PM   #6
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I know this is an old topic, but I'm getting a squeaking sound from my front passanger side as well. It's not the tires rubbing, as there's absolutly no marks on the tire whatsoever...not even dirt being removed Did anyone ever find a good fix for this? The guy at les schwab tire (where I got everything aligned) said it might be a dry seal, but couldn't find anything wrong by inspecting it... Any idea's?
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Old 05-17-2000, 06:54 PM   #7
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I am not going to act like this may be a good remedy to your problem BUT! Wait about a week or two. For some reason, once the stuff settled back in, my noises went away. I know this doesn't seem logical but I can just report what happened to me. I was all set to rip the stuff back apart and... Silence...
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Old 05-17-2000, 06:58 PM   #8
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The noise on mine went away a couple weeks ago. Very strange to have a noise for about a month, then it goes away. Oh well. I'm not complaining
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Old 05-26-2000, 11:19 AM   #9
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Corey & Strepto:

I've had my GC/AGX coilovers installed for about a month now. I noticed rattling from one of the rear corners from the beginning, but wasn't sure if it was the strut or the hatchback. I did a 500 mile trip last weekend, including about 75 miles on gravel, with lots of rattling. But when I drove the car yesterday, the rattle was less evident. Do these things just take a long time to break in and/or settle? You've had yours on longer than me -- any rattling now?

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BTW, I'm running 10-inch springs, 250front/200rear.


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Old 05-26-2000, 11:41 AM   #10
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I no longer have any rattling. I do have road noise coming from the fronts, but that's due to having the Tein adjustable PBMs. Besides that I don't have any noise.
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