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Lift Kit Noises??

Old 06-28-2010, 09:38 PM
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I just put the Rustys 4.5 inch lift on my xj, i got the full leaf packs and they are really noisy, the make some popping noises and some squeaks when i hit bumps, and its coming from the leaves themselves like as if they were hitting each other, any ideas on how to quiet them down a little

also i hear a popping noise from the front when im driving also, i cant tell where its coming from, all i know is its something from the front, ive checked all the bolts and everything is torqued down nicely still, any ideas?
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You need to check it again to see if its really installed properly...
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something is not tight. re-torque everything again
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Im having a similar problem, my full leaf packs make noise when i brake hard. And my new coil springs are awfully noisy. Is it normal for new coils to be loud when they flex and bounce? Do they need breaking in?
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yeah i thought the same thing, they need to be broken in, its probably my coil springs that are making noises, i can hear it when i bounce the front end
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something is wrong if you coils are making noise. they shouldnt be moving much. never heard coils make noise though. if its a popping noise check your trackbar and tre.
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What should i be looking for when checking my track bar?
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What should i be looking for when checking my track bar?
for movement. any play in it. it should be stiff as a rock while turning
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The coil spring may not be seated correctly. It may or may not be a safety issue but it will make hella noise and possibly bust the spring retention bolt if left alone.

The leaves may not be making the noise but the bushings are. I had the same issue. It was driving me screwy.... ended up soaking the darn thing in WD-40 then wiping it off and using canned grease (the stuff for bike chains) didn't have another issue.
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