08-11-2012, 11:18 PM
Hey guys, last week I installed my FRPP kit (shocks, steuts and springs) and ever since the front has been noise. I got an alignment and then changed the end links. Noise continues. I'm thinking of re tightening all the bolts including the strut mount bolt.
My question is, will re tightening any of these bolts including the top strut boot change my alignment?
08-11-2012, 11:50 PM
Did you tighten them the first time with the car on the ground? Always torque suspension fasteners under static load then retorque after a hundred miles or so.
08-12-2012, 12:55 AM
Yup. Turqued the 4 small stir mount bolts and rear shocks with the car on the ground.
I didn't tighten the main top strut bolt with it on the car however becaus it was impossible. The strut would just turn
08-12-2012, 04:07 PM
It won't change your alignment. Did you put a new strut bearing in when you assembled the front springs?
08-12-2012, 05:56 PM
Yup. New strut bearings and all. Today I noticed The top of my stock strut looks slightly different and there's a rubber ring around the front spring which the FRPP springs don't.
Also today I notices the rear shocks are creaking a little while going up and down.
The noises are driving me crazy!!!
08-12-2012, 06:05 PM
I think that's where I effed up I didnt put new strut bearings in, and lemme tell you they are making a hell of alot of noise now lol. Thats just the nature of the beast when you lower a car I know its annoying trust me I deal with it every day and I'm still on stock shocks and struts :O/
08-15-2012, 05:29 PM
In my experience you should expect a little more noise. Also my suspension seemed to take longer than a week to settle so yours could still be breaking in/settling
Also, what I did was grab the rubber ring you mentioned off the stock springs and switched it over. It was weathered but I figured it was better than nothing