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Old 08-22-2012, 07:58 AM   #1022
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Originally Posted by MAD916 View Post
yes the upper strut bearing is part of the pillow ball top and camber plate that comes with the new strut. some on the forum are saying that the pillow ball type struts will eventually develop slop, but currently it is a huge difference..... KSport claims the use a super high quality upper mount and camber plate so I guess time will tell if it holds up. The ability to adjust the ride height and the better dampening is worth it so far.
Interesting. I notice their description doesn't say "eliminate noise", so maybe we will always be stuck with some amount of noise once the Pillowballs break in.



I also stumbled across this excellent article on coil-over noises. Note that it also mentions lubricating some of the parts. Some posters have said that Ford simply lubricated some part and the noise was temporarily eliminated.

http://meganracing.com/tech/faqs.asp...om%20coilovers



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