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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008 Thread Starter
 
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Popping sound from passenger side when hitting bumps

Hi,

i have a lowered 2008 GT that is makind this popping sound when i hit tiny bumps on the road, doenst matter if im turning right or going straight as soon as i hit the bump (mostly in lower speed) i can hear some popping noise like a loose bushing.

I have changed the shocks and the strut mounts so i dont think they are causing that.

what do you think it is?

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what kind of strut mounts did you put on there when you swapped em out?

there usually the culprit.... does the ride make the noise when you turn in general?

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It might be the vertical sway bar links.

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Also, check your exhaust. Mine gets to "sagging" right above the little brace and my pipes will hit it and make me think it is something in the suspension. I just loosen up the pipes, and lift up on the pipes and then tighten them back up. (I have the entire weight on my supertrapps hanging from the mid-pipes, unlike the mounted Flowmasters that were removed)

Can't hurt to check this out.
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After changing out the springs and/or shocks it is not unusual for the sway bar link nuts to ge or get loose enough to allow play. This can cause the kind of sound you describe. Check the torque on the nut (85 lb-ft). Did you use loctite?

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It might be the vertical sway bar links.
After the strut mounts that was my second thought also..:hihi:


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After changing out the springs and/or shocks it is not unusual for the sway bar link nuts to ge or get loose enough to allow play. This can cause the kind of sound you describe. Check the torque on the nut (85 lb-ft). Did you use loctite?
Maybe this is a silly question, but how do you torque the sway bar end links properly? The stud turns at less than 85 pounds. OR do you hold the nut with standard wrench and put the torque wrench on the smaller stud?

Then, do you turn the nut with the standard wrench and hold the stud in place with the torque wrench? ...or do you hold the nut still with the standard wrench and turn the stud with the torque wrench?

OR is there some other tool available for these situations?

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I used GT500 strust mount and the sway bar link is pretty tight ,

besides i had the same issue before i put up the new shocks and springs.
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