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JMLegacy 12-25-2012 11:31 PM

Loud bang. WTH?
 
driving at about 55MPH My right front wheel hit a small sink in the road then I heard a loud BANG. I swore I hit a stone or pothole, but further down in the road another dip caused the same effect again. Is my shocks bad? what could be causing it to bottom out?

I'm on JDM springs and Gr-2 shocks

garudatwo 12-27-2012 11:30 AM

Do you see any leaks from your shocks?

AZP Installs 12-30-2012 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by JMLegacy (Post 4218938)
driving at about 55MPH My right front wheel hit a small sink in the road then I heard a loud BANG. I swore I hit a stone or pothole, but further down in the road another dip caused the same effect again. Is my shocks bad? what could be causing it to bottom out?

I'm on JDM springs and Gr-2 shocks

This could be your issue, JDM springs with GR-2 shocks. You most likely hit a pot hole and may have killed the strut, we've seen this in NYC a few times.

-Mike Paisan

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JMLegacy 12-30-2012 11:43 PM

What can I do? Bilsteins may not be an option. I also need to look if a boomstop rubber is on there

AZP Installs 12-31-2012 11:58 AM

Koni sport shocks/struts are an option.

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JMLegacy 12-31-2012 04:40 PM

Like this?



"GR2s- Stock Replacements
AGX- Nice bump for Auto-x and street performance, adjustability is nice especially if you drive civilians in your car often.
Tokico D Specs- A step up from the AGXs very nicely constructed units.
Konis- Top notch adjustable struts best thing short of going to coilovers for street, auto-x or track applications.
Bilstiens- Great struts, but lack the adjustability of the Konis so I'd rate these as the best non-adjustable setup you can get.
"

I Like that post, informative. I am saving for the Konis then :)

I have one question, if the struts are stiffer, does that lead to more likely damaging of other suspension (bushings) parts?

AZP Installs 12-31-2012 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by JMLegacy (Post 4225950)
Like this?

Amazon.com: Koni 8610-1447SPORT Externally Adjustable Sport Twin Tube Shock Absorber: Automotive


"GR2s- Stock Replacements
AGX- Nice bump for Auto-x and street performance, adjustability is nice especially if you drive civilians in your car often.
Tokico D Specs- A step up from the AGXs very nicely constructed units.
Konis- Top notch adjustable struts best thing short of going to coilovers for street, auto-x or track applications.
Bilstiens- Great struts, but lack the adjustability of the Konis so I'd rate these as the best non-adjustable setup you can get.
"

I Like that post, informative. I am saving for the Konis then :)

I have one question, if the struts are stiffer, does that lead to more likely damaging of other suspension (bushings) parts?

That resembles something that I posted somewhere!

You won't see any detriment to other things like bushings, however if you have broken bushings like the LCA bushings which are very common on these vehicles, you will see them come to light more prominently once you have a stiffer set of springs or struts.

-Mike Paisan

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JMLegacy 12-31-2012 05:50 PM

:D yes, that's your post.

Oh, I'm hearling a low toned clunk when driven on rough roads (think stony road, slow speed)

I did an inspection today, they found no problems.

AZP Installs 12-31-2012 06:01 PM

Could be internal to the struts themselves or the strut tops.

-Mike Paisan

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JMLegacy 12-31-2012 06:08 PM

Strut mouts? I see they are cracked and split around the inner circle.

AZP Installs 12-31-2012 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by JMLegacy (Post 4226019)
Strut mouts? I see they are cracked and split around the inner circle.

That's probably your issue.

-Mike Paisan

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xt2005bonbon 01-02-2013 12:59 AM

Don't we also hear a noticeable 'bang' when the LCA bushings are shot?

AZP Installs 01-02-2013 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by xt2005bonbon (Post 4227143)
Don't we also hear a noticeable 'bang' when the LCA bushings are shot?

You could hear that but if the strut tops are cracked that is likely is issue. The LCA usually pulls hard under breaking when it's shot.

-Mike Paisan

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JMLegacy 01-05-2013 02:57 PM

Hey mike, Can I use the KYB strut tops with my car?
Could u recommend one for me? I have some bad road in my daily commute, i'd buy stronger ones if available.

AZP Installs 01-05-2013 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by JMLegacy (Post 4232154)
Hey mike, Can I use the KYB strut tops with my car?
Could u recommend one for me? I have some bad road in my daily commute, i'd buy stronger ones if available.

You can use the KYBs. An upgrade would be to use the SpecB ones coupled with the conical washer from your original setup and an additional washer below the conical washer to raise it up.

-Mike Paisan

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