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Popping Sound from 370Z Suspension?

Old 01-16-2009, 11:22 PM
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frozen strut?
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Heard it yesterday while backing out of the driveway..
Sounded like the tires slipping due to the cold weather.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:32 AM
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Some more observations -- this only happens when the car is really, really cold. I park my Z in the garage, and when I back out in the morning, I crank the wheel all the way. When I start to roll forward, there's no popping. This morning I made a quick run to the bank. When I backed out of the parking spot, same thing -- turned the wheel hard to one side, and when I started forward there was no popping or anything unusual. The only time this has happened to me is when I'm leaving from the gym. The difference being that car has been sitting outside in the cold for at least 2 hours by the time I leave. This makes me think it's gotta be related to really cold temperatures.
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Oh stop complaining and drive the dang car.
you are so ****ing worthless it's not even funny
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:26 AM
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Its just the cold weather.
This extreme cold we are getting her in MI it does the same thing in my G
I never have heard it on my 06, or 08 Z's except in the winter under extreme cold and the car sits ouside and not in my garage.

Don't know why or what it is but it should not be a problem.

P.S. Nice purchase I am jealous, I am waiting til spring to get mine
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Cold weather does very strange things to performance tire sidewalls in freezing weather. It takes a few rotations for the rubber to settle and warm up. This is also the major reason why a dedicated winter setup is mandatory in certain parts of the country. The rubber compound in snow/all season tires can cope with the cold weather. If this noise persists in "warmer", i.e. 40/50 degree weather than take it to the dealer.
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you are so ****ing worthless it's not even funny
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:42 AM
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I have the same problems you guys describe too.

Except mine sounds more like a tightly sprung spring. Like a high pitched DOING/BOING.

But it also does it in the morning/cold/turning.

Sounds almost like the rear traction control kicking in when I enter steep drive ways. Except it coming from the front.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Karenlee View Post
the pop noise when turning tight may be a defective strut.....
I Have an Aftermarket strut and mine does it too, I just got it recently though less then a month ago, it does however have almost 131k mi on it
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