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09-12-2012 08:16 PM
RAF_S197
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Originally Posted by Black&Tan View Post
Hmmm...

Try removing your sway bar end links and see if the noise goes away. Let's try to remove variables.

The frpp absolutely should not clunk. I've put four of these damper sets on two different cars myself and never had a problem. Something ain't right. Besides, Ford designed this suspension to work with the car.

Also it's *possible* to over tighten a strut mount nut and cause the bearing to bind up, but it'd be hard to do without an impact wrench so I doubt that's the problem.
I was thinking that. If the front swaybar is making the noise and I undo the end links, would the noise more than likely not happen with the end links off?

Also, I know I did tighten the strut bolt very tight. Is say at for sure 90 ft lbs. I can try to check with my Torque wrench.
09-12-2012 07:36 AM
Black&Tan Hmmm...

Try removing your sway bar end links and see if the noise goes away. Let's try to remove variables.

The frpp absolutely should not clunk. I've put four of these damper sets on two different cars myself and never had a problem. Something ain't right. Besides, Ford designed this suspension to work with the car.

Also it's *possible* to over tighten a strut mount nut and cause the bearing to bind up, but it'd be hard to do without an impact wrench so I doubt that's the problem.
09-12-2012 03:26 AM
Nickrzx4 You may want to keep in mind that this isn't something the car was designed for, aftermarket parts have adverse affects on many things in the car. If your dealing with a noise just isolate the thing and see where it takes you, definitely don't ignore it though.
09-11-2012 10:24 PM
RAF_S197
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Originally Posted by Black&Tan View Post
Did you set the strut nut to the correct torque?
I didn't use an actual torque wrench but its on Really tight. I'd be willing to bet its on tighter than it is lose
09-11-2012 10:18 PM
Black&Tan Did you set the strut nut to the correct torque?
09-11-2012 10:13 PM
RAF_S197
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I would try to isolate the side that is making noise. Find a pothole or other road obstruction and drive just one wheel over it.

How did you assemble the strut?
Both are doing it but the right one is worse and louder.

I compressed the spring, put it on the strut, put on the top hat, bearing and strut mount. I got the strut nut on fairly right and released the spring compressor. I then tightened down the strut nut real tight and installed it on the car. I then was able to get the nut to tighten another 1/4 turn on each side once in the car.
09-11-2012 10:01 PM
Black&Tan I would try to isolate the side that is making noise. Find a pothole or other road obstruction and drive just one wheel over it.

How did you assemble the strut?
09-11-2012 08:41 PM
RAF_S197
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Which frpp kit did you buy? What model number? What springs did you use?

I can't rember the part numbers off hand but I ordered them through Steve @ Tousley Ford. I know they are 2006-2007 FRPP shocks and struts aswell as springs. There was 2 options for the springs. The first ones were discontinued so he got me the second option which were just supposed to be slightly stiffer
09-11-2012 06:21 PM
Black&Tan Which frpp kit did you buy? What model number? What springs did you use?
09-11-2012 06:07 PM
RAF_S197
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My endlink problem is a distinctive pop/clunk sound, usually happens when I'm pulling into an inclined house driveway, and reversing out to park my car.
My noise sounds similar. How sure are you it's you'r end links?

Also, I never had this noise with the stock suspension
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