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Old 08-27-2021, 08:00 PM   #1
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Didn't know if anyone had experience with this, got some weird creaking from the rear of the car after lifting it 1.5" and putting on the subframe spacer kit. (Anderson Design Fab)

I'm a bit stumped since the subframe spacers should have dropped everything down to original angles in the rear. If it helps the creaking sounds like it comes from the outside of the rear, both sides.

(2011 impreza hatch)
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Old 08-28-2021, 07:25 AM   #2
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Did you loosen and then tighten the trailing arm link bolts with the car sitting at the new ride height so they wouldn't be in a bind?
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Old 08-28-2021, 10:09 AM   #3
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Did you loosen and then tighten the trailing arm link bolts with the car sitting at the new ride height so they wouldn't be in a bind?
I didn't do that! Thanks! I'll give those a look. Can you do that with the car jacked up?
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Old 08-28-2021, 10:42 PM   #4
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I didn't do that! Thanks! I'll give those a look. Can you do that with the car jacked up?
No - The vehicle must be at ride height so the bushing is is not "loaded".
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No - The vehicle must be at ride height so the bushing is is not "loaded".

Thank you!!! This fixed the main source of the noise. Man those bolts are hard as hell to access with the wheel on the ground, but managed to get there.
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