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Old 09-09-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone tried the TiC Klunk Killer yet?

Just wondering if anyone has ordered and installed the TiC Klunk Killer, or either the the 2 separate sets of bushings it comes with. I'm thinking of ordering it, as I know that TiC puts together high quality sets of bushings. But they claim there's an increase in NVH.

I'd like to know how much of a difference these bushings make, and also is the NVH really that bad?

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Old 09-09-2005, 05:12 PM   #2
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we did the kit on a customers car. its a little bit noisey but if you have a aftermarket exhaust you prob wont hear it at all. or just turn the radio up a few notches

they make some nice bushings that compliment the ones we manufacture. that being said i see no reason to make the same ones that they do. and Vice Versa.

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Old 09-09-2005, 05:15 PM   #3
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Thanks Tom.

You guys (both TiC and KB) make some really nice products. The KB/TiC Super Shift set is awesome.
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:04 PM   #4
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just recieved it today, ill post up tomorrow after the install. Cant wait.
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Old 09-10-2005, 02:36 PM   #5
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Wow, A+++. Night and day difference, I guess results would vary depending on how bad your bushing are but overall car feels much tighter during shifts.
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Old 09-10-2005, 03:09 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to order a set and give them a try. Hows the NVH?
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Old 09-10-2005, 03:12 PM   #7
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lol, im sorry i dont know what NVH is? I just took it for another spin, during hard shifts the rear feels so much more solid.
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Old 09-10-2005, 03:45 PM   #8
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NVH = Noise, vibration, harshness
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Old 09-10-2005, 04:34 PM   #9
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i have a greddy evo which is pretty quite and i dont hear anything different except no clunk or rear end dance when i shift.
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Old 10-01-2005, 06:05 PM   #10
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Had this installed at a friend's garage with a lift. All bushings went on easy, only took about an hour in total. I lubbed all the bushings with lithion grease and torqued all the bolts to exact specs.

The result: Amazing. I can't detect ANY extra NVH, and the car feels awesome. The rear end no longer get squirmy when taking a tight corner, and the back end just feel to much more connected. Much easier to "feel" oversteer coming on. Also, the shifter is stiffer and the gears are more defined. The shift effort has increased slightly, but the shift feel much crisper, and its now very easy to find the gear I want.

BTW, I installed both the KB bushings and the TiC bushings.
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Old 10-01-2005, 11:53 PM   #11
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^^^ yes likewise, A++++.
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Old 10-03-2005, 02:50 PM   #12
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Do you get any additional humming/droning/etc. somewhere around the 40MPH and 60MPH areas?

Clint @ TiC suggested this will be a possible side effect when using the Klunk Killer kit.

Clint said that with just the Rear Diff bushings, no additional NVH was detectable, at least from his own personal testing. Every car is different.
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Old 10-03-2005, 03:07 PM   #13
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Eh, I thought I replied in this thread, must have been another one.

I have the Kartboy Rear subframe bushings and TiC rear diff mount bushings installed. The Kartboy bushings didn't add any NVH. They just made the rear-end feel planted during a launch. The TiC bushings did add NVH. It's a higher pitched whine around 30-40mph and 60-70mph. Maybe there is another harmonic at even higher speeds, but I haven't found it yet. I used to have a Blitz NUR Spec catback installed and you could barely hear it. Now with a Borla Hush catback installed, the whine is pretty noticable. However, the kit is still worth it.

I may try loosening every bolt and re-torquing everything to see if it goes away.
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Old 10-03-2005, 03:07 PM   #14
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Jack,

I think the outrigger bushing are what really ring in the NVH. I can also tell that the car handled much better with them. The NVH isn't too bad and at least it has brought my rear diff to my attention. If you have a worn out rear diff, you will know it for sure.

Anyone else notice the rear diff being a little loader with the outrigger bushings? I think mine is a little loud due to beatin' the crap outta' my car!

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Old 10-04-2005, 01:28 AM   #15
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I personally didn't notice ANY extra NVH when I installed these, and I've got a stock exhaust. I think lubing the bushings helped, and following the torque specs probably also helped. I already had some extra NVH from the TiC Super shift set, so maybe that covered any extra NVH from the rear bushings.
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