Go Back   Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang > 2005-2014 Mustangs > 2011 - 2014 Mustang GT Tech

Welcome to our Mustang forums where Mustangers come together to hang out, discuss and enjoy their favorite Mustang hobby with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy our Mustang forum as well as the many other sections of our site.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest. By joining our community you gain access to post topics, communicate with members, upload your photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free so why wait, join our Mustang community today! If you have any problems with registration or your account login, please contact support.

 

2011-2014 Mustang GT Tech Forum

2011-2014 Talk | 2011-2014 GT | 2011-2014 V6 | 2005-2010 Talk | 2005-2010 GT | 2005-2010 V6 | Shelby GT500 | Mustang Tech 
 

Reply   Post New Thread
Unread 05-09-2013   #1 (permalink)
ddinn25 is offline PONY Member

V6 Member
S197 Member


Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 325 Threads: 17
 ddinn25's Country Flag  View ddinn25's 4 photos
Lebanon   Ohio
ddinn25 is on a distinguished road
Default 2013 gt suspension noise

I recently installed SR performance drop springs, orange koni SRT.T's and 05-10 gt500 style front strut mounts on my 2013 5.0. I installed the springs Forster a few months back but re used the stock struts/shocks/mounts (bad idea) and installed and ADJ pan hard bar. The front stock mounts started making clunking noises and the ride was POOR to say the least. Now with everything installed correctly and torqued to spec I get a slight clunking noise when going over normal road bumps/cracks/man hole lids ect. I do try to avoid these bumps still but the noise is definitely there. Seems to be coming from both front AND rear. It's not really loud. And does do it at all when the suspension travels a lot like when pulling out of my driveway. Is this slight clunking noise normal with this type of up grade? EVERYTHING IS TIGHT AND TORQUED TO SPEC! I used a 300$$ torque wrench that is SPOT ON! Anyone else running a similar set up have any noises like this? Any info is good info


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
2013 5.0 mt-82 base 3.31's, stock
ddinn25 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread 05-09-2013   #2 (permalink)
scott_0 is offline GT Member


Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,736 Threads: 6
 scott_0's Country Flag
oxFORD   Pennsylvania
scott_0 will become famous soon enough
Default

its usually the sway bar end links where they attach to the struts, make sure they are tight
__________________
2011 Ingot silver GT Premium Brembo package, 2013-14 headlight conversion, Steeda Ultralites, Koni STR.T, GT500 strut mounts, Barton shifter w/2 post bracket, Mcleod SS clutch line, BMR adjustable panhard bar, Forgestar F14's, Pypes long tubes with catted x-pipe, Kooks axle backs, Revolution Automotive tuned
scott_0 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013   #3 (permalink)
samterry1234 is offline Rookie


Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1 Threads: 0
 samterry1234's Country Flag
Houston   Texas
samterry1234 is on a distinguished road
Default

The noise from the rear I had sd well because I forgot to grease the ends of my pangard bar. The drivers side is impossible to get to so you'll need to replace the zerk fitting with a 90 angle. But that cleared up my rear end noise. As for the front.... im not sure. Id check the sway bar links like said before and make sure that the strut is tight. The konis are adjustable? If they are make sure its tightened.

Sent from my MB860 using Tapatalk 2
samterry1234 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013   #4 (permalink)
xarius is offline PONY Member

S197 Member


Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 670 Threads: 46
 xarius's Country Flag  View xarius's 4 photos
Fayetteville   Georgia
xarius is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm trying to resolve this exact issue right now. Everything was fine until I put in the LCA relo brackets. About two weeks after installing them, I got the dreaded clunk. Sometimes it feels like it's coming from front of the drive shaft, other times it comes from the rear right beneath the back seat where the UCA is.

My adjustable UCA came loose once a few months ago, and allowed enough play to make almost an identical "clunk" over bumps etc.. however this time I've triple checked everything: UCA is tight, Panhard bar is tight, LCA's are tight etc..

Also, it appears to happen far more once the car is hot! (cold weather it's hardly noticeable). Could it be the stocker drive shaft?
__________________
Black 2013 GT Premium | Track Package | Recaros | GT500's | JBA H-Pipe | Borla Over-Axles | OEM GT500 Spoiler | Koni Yellows | Steeda CAI/Tune | Steeda Ultralite Springs | Steeda Adjustable UCA/PHB | Steeda Billet LCAs | MGW | Forgestar F14's
xarius is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013   #5 (permalink)
ddinn25 is offline PONY Member

V6 Member
S197 Member


Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 325 Threads: 17
 ddinn25's Country Flag  View ddinn25's 4 photos
Lebanon   Ohio
ddinn25 is on a distinguished road
Default

I did change the zerk fitting out on the panhard bar to a 90 deg. But for some reason it won't take grease. I'm going to pull the bar all together, grease it, then put it back in. But my car didn't do this before I installed the koni's. even with 1.5in drop springs on the stock shocks/struts and one bad strut mount the car didn't sound like this?? Oh my koni's are NOT adjustable


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
2013 5.0 mt-82 base 3.31's, stock
ddinn25 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013   #6 (permalink)
Grimace427
Guest


Posts: n/a Threads:
Default

Make sure you guys are greasing the outside of any polyurethane bushings, especially the panhard bar and lower control arms. This is the stuff I use and it is excellent.

polyurethane lube
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-10-2013   #7 (permalink)
ddinn25 is offline PONY Member

V6 Member
S197 Member


Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 325 Threads: 17
 ddinn25's Country Flag  View ddinn25's 4 photos
Lebanon   Ohio
ddinn25 is on a distinguished road
Default

Update: tore the rear suspension apart and found the jam nuts on my adj panhard bar loose and not enough grease. Also my upper shock bolts weren't tight enough. Fixed all that and re checked the centering of the rear end. Rear good to go. On to the front. Now here is we're I ran into an issue. Before I was just running the SR springs on my stock shocks and struts and strut mounts. I recently purchased orange koni's and 05-10 gt500 mounts to match because the stock 2013 strut mounts are POOP and started clunking when I turned the wheel. Anyways when I went to jack up my car the jack would NOT go under the car! WTF! The car is sitting about 0.5in lower in the front now after installing the koni's and mounts on the same springs I've been using! I'm going bonanas!!!8()


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
2013 5.0 mt-82 base 3.31's, stock
ddinn25 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-11-2013   #8 (permalink)
teedub21 is offline Made Member


Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 339 Threads: 15
 teedub21's Country Flag
Vancouver   Washington
teedub21 is on a distinguished road
Default

My GT500 mounts make this noise as well. Never did it before on stock struts and mounts. Upgraded to Ford Racing struts & GT500 mounts now get front end noise at low speeds over bumps. It seems a pretty well documented problem from what I've read.
teedub21 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-11-2013   #9 (permalink)
ddinn25 is offline PONY Member

V6 Member
S197 Member


Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 325 Threads: 17
 ddinn25's Country Flag  View ddinn25's 4 photos
Lebanon   Ohio
ddinn25 is on a distinguished road
Default

Figures!! Should have just got 2011-14 spec struts and HD camber caster plates. I'm having issues with my SR performance springs too. AM wants to do an exchange. Did adding the frpp struts and strut mounts lower your car another half inch?


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
2013 5.0 mt-82 base 3.31's, stock
ddinn25 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-11-2013   #10 (permalink)
teedub21 is offline Made Member


Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 339 Threads: 15
 teedub21's Country Flag
Vancouver   Washington
teedub21 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ddinn25 View Post
Figures!! Should have just got 2011-14 spec struts and HD camber caster plates. I'm having issues with my SR performance springs too. AM wants to do an exchange. Did adding the frpp struts and strut mounts lower your car another half inch?


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Nope. Already had Steeda sport springs installed from the previous owner, but on all stock parts. Installing FRRP shocks/struts and GT500 mounts did not change the ride height (nor should it).
teedub21 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2013   #11 (permalink)
ddinn25 is offline PONY Member

V6 Member
S197 Member


Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 325 Threads: 17
 ddinn25's Country Flag  View ddinn25's 4 photos
Lebanon   Ohio
ddinn25 is on a distinguished road
Default

Then I'm at complete loss then?? Unless my stock struts didn't allow the SR spring to settle all the way?? I drove the car about 1,000 miles after installing the springs to allow for settling before I had an alignment done. I ordered the koni's and mounts after having the springs for about 3,000 miles on the car. I pulled everything apart and installed the mounts and shocks/struts.drove the car a few days and noticed a slight clunking. When I went to jack the car back up and double check everything I couldn't get my jack under the car were I could before and had to drive up on 2 pcs of wood about 1/2 inch thick. The only issues I found were the panhard bar jam nuts were loose and the bushing not greased enough. Also the rear upper shock nuts weren't tight enough. I double check and torqued EVERYTHING to spec! The clinking is gone but my ride height HAS changed!


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
2013 5.0 mt-82 base 3.31's, stock
ddinn25 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2013   #12 (permalink)
teedub21 is offline Made Member


Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 339 Threads: 15
 teedub21's Country Flag
Vancouver   Washington
teedub21 is on a distinguished road
Default

Are you talking about the strut tower bolts or the large nut on top of the strut? If its the 4 strut tower bolts on each side they are only supposed to be torqued to 26 ft/lbs.
teedub21 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2013   #13 (permalink)
ddinn25 is offline PONY Member

V6 Member
S197 Member


Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 325 Threads: 17
 ddinn25's Country Flag  View ddinn25's 4 photos
Lebanon   Ohio
ddinn25 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes the 4 strut mount bolts are 26 foot lbs and the center nut is 85 I believe


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
2013 5.0 mt-82 base 3.31's, stock
ddinn25 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2013   #14 (permalink)
ddinn25 is offline PONY Member

V6 Member
S197 Member


Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 325 Threads: 17
 ddinn25's Country Flag  View ddinn25's 4 photos
Lebanon   Ohio
ddinn25 is on a distinguished road
Default

And on the newer cars the lower strut to knuckle bolts the torque is 166 foot pounds


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
2013 5.0 mt-82 base 3.31's, stock
ddinn25 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-14-2013   #15 (permalink)
ddinn25 is offline PONY Member

V6 Member
S197 Member


Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 325 Threads: 17
 ddinn25's Country Flag  View ddinn25's 4 photos
Lebanon   Ohio
ddinn25 is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm still getting a slight clunking sound in the front end when going over slight bumps?? Idk wtf is going on but it would be my luck to get defective parts!!


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
2013 5.0 mt-82 base 3.31's, stock
ddinn25 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply   Post New Thread



Thread Tools



Mustang Photos
Mustang Links    Top Sites    RSS    Link To Us    Add to Favorites    Archive    Terms of Use    Site Rules    Privacy    Contact    Sponsors    Advertise   
AllFordMustangs is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company. ©Copyright 2002-2011 All Auto Enthusiasts Network

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172