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Old 03-02-2018, 03:18 PM
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Have you noticed any more noise after installing true rear coilovers? I'm trying to track down the squeaks in the hatch. Sounds like it might be the rubber stops and/or the weather strip on the hatch door. No such noise before the suspension swap. I wonder, if the body flexes differently since the springs are in a different location.
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Very common with aftermarket parts.

What brand are they
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Immediately after I installed my HSD coilovers(True style )I Also noticed a creaking sound coming from my rear hatch area.I just figured it was the coil moving ever so slightly on the perch or top mount.I have since disassembled my rear suspension for a thorough inspection and couldn't find anything "wrong" with either the coilover(s) Etc.Every once in a while I will hear it in the RR but knowing that everything is proper I'm not concerned.Do another check over to be certain nothing is wrong.If it persists you can either live with it or try something else.Goodluck!
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i have true as well, no noise at all
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Spherical top mounts maybe if you have them
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They're cheapies - Meagan Racing track coilovers. I don't like how they ride, so I'll be going to Bilsteins/Eibach combo. The car hasn't been driven on regular basis for over a year, so I just now decided to ask.
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Not that it matters in this case, I put fresh OEM shocks in my Z right after buying it and I get that same creak. Now I'm lurking the suspension threads to get some ideas
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I got rid of my creaking sound from the springs by using heavy wall adhesive heat shrink tubing on the top few coils of each spring.

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Originally Posted by Desert Z View Post


I got rid of my creaking sound from the springs by using heavy wall adhesive heat shrink tubing on the top few coils of each spring.

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I have same creaking with my new Tein coil I installed, I will have to try this.
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