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Unread 03-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
FleXJ96
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New RC LCA install, no loud clunking ?

Have a 4" lift on my 01. I have new coils , shocks, discos, axle u joints, 4 ball joints and new track bar. I drove it with all that and the stock arms and it was fine. Just added new RC fixed lower arms and when ever I turn, park or put in reverse I hear and feel a loud clunk that feel like the LCAs are missing a damn nut on the bolt. They are tight just checked. Any thoughts or things I should check ? Or is it normal ?

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Unread 03-06-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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Possibly a bad bushing? Did they seem tight before you installed em?
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Unread 03-06-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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maybe check how much play you have between the bolt and the holes in the arms and in the body mounts themselves. i had a clunking in the front of mine, so i studied all my options and decided to get grade 8 washers that fit tight on the bolt; welded them to the outside of the body mounts (1 on each side-4 total washers)and re-installed all arms and bolts. got about 50miles on it since and no clunks.....did it work? can't say for sure but that's the only thing that i changed. just sayin.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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I maybe got a 1/4 turn on 3 of 4 bolts and the noise stopped . Haha guess don't pay attention to manufacturer torque specs... Thanks guys
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Unread 03-19-2012, 06:08 AM   #5
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Same thing just happened to me, I cranked em tight and it stopped but started again after a little drive...
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