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Old 05-25-2019, 04:29 PM   #1
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Shaking/vibration

So, I have a shake/vibration. It happens under load, not necessarily acceleration, but up the slightest incline, flat ground on acceleration, itís weird, but bad. I replaced the passenger mount, as it was non-existent. Plan on replacing the other two, even though the engine is firmly mounted. Now, on deceleration/downshift, it does not do this, itís smooth as glass. When the shaking comes, itís felt in the car to an extent, but in the shifter a ridiculous amount, it bounces hard. Any thoughts on where to start? I donít just throw money out, I like to replace actual problematic parts. That said, here is the list of upcoming replacements and why I am doing it.

-Struts/shocks (bouncy, no damping)
-Springs (itís lowered, I hate lowered)
-Engine mounts (one was bad, Iím sure others are close)
-Thermostat and radiator (bent fins, warms up climbing hills, not overheat, just noticeably warmer)
-wheels and tires (stock 16ís with stock tire size, ride quality and longevity)

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-passenger mount (broken/trashed)
-shift cables (broken ends)
-battery (old one had a dead cell)
-air box/tube/filter (had a K&N, wanted oem)
-tail light assemblies (PO painted old ones black)


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Old 05-25-2019, 05:28 PM   #2
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Well, after reading around online, there is the possibility of it being the cv shaft. Wonít know until I can jack it up and check. At work now, so big no go, even though there is two huge shops attached to the office. I am the only one here other than one driver, hmm. Nah, Iíd get in a ton of trouble for doing that. Lol!


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Alright. Now I need some help. All mounts are now new. However, the vibration still exists. The front left CV does click when making a lock left turn. I grabbed it with the wheel off the ground, the amount of play it has is extremely minimal. Like a tiny in and out click, passenger side cv is nice and tight, same minimal in out motion. Now, I did do something different. Turns out it has adjustable coil overs. I didnít pay this much attention when I bought it and itís the first time under it. I raised the driver side up 1.5 inches (car is slammed), the vibration became a bit less, but is still there. Iím seriously thinking CV shaft, but before I splurge the 79.99 for it, I want to be sure. Any suggestions? Iím going to buy it in the morning, so, Iím at work now, if anyone has thoughts, post them up tonight, Iíll be sitting here feet up relaxing. Haha.


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Old 05-26-2019, 05:31 PM   #4
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Now that Iím at work and relaxed, Iím thinking about something. I should have checked the rear as well, after looking at how the suspension set up is in the back, thereís no way it has coil overs in the rear.


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Old 05-27-2019, 01:54 PM   #5
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Well, got that solved! I was moving the outer portion of the shaft, the inner on the passenger side was toast. I.e.- carrier bearing, etc. went and picked that up from autozone, got it in, went out on the highway, no vibration at all. Perfect. Now, next step is tires. Going for them this week, maybe tomorrow before work. I was successful in lifting the front end back up, the rear, as I suspected, is lowering springs, not coil overs. So, sheís sitting high in the front, but not too far off. Eventually Iíll pull the trigger on the svt goodies. Hereís a couple pics of how she sits right now.





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I would of replaced the driver side axle as well, since its so much easier to replace w/ the pass axle out using a drift to tap the driver side one out. Your correct in that the front c/o kits just have c/o's for the front & not the rear as the shock & spring are seperate, unless you happen to have a old CentralFocus c/o kit for the rear. Make sure to measure the left & right heights, looking at the pix the drivers side is a little high in the 3nd pix vs the passenger side in the 2nd pix......& then of course you'll want to reset the front & rear toes....
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I would of replaced the driver side axle as well, since its so much easier to replace w/ the pass axle out using a drift to tap the driver side one out. Your correct in that the front c/o kits just have c/o's for the front & not the rear as the shock & spring are seperate, unless you happen to have a old CentralFocus c/o kit for the rear. Make sure to measure the left & right heights, looking at the pix the drivers side is a little high in the 3nd pix vs the passenger side in the 2nd pix......& then of course you'll want to reset the front & rear toes....


I honestly just lifted it to not be bottoming out on the road to work. Not going to screw with this suspension at all. Itís pretty much garbage in my book. Iíll either pick up the svt setup or stock.


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I honestly just lifted it to not be bottoming out on the road to work. Not going to screw with this suspension at all. Itís pretty much garbage in my book. Iíll either pick up the svt setup or stock.


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Thanks for the suspension link, already use tire rack for pricing. One of our local shops picks up tires from a tire rack warehouse, so they match tire racks prices, sometimes theyíre even cheaper.


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Although, if they have the bfg sport comp as2 in stock tomorrow, I may just do that. I had a set on my Sti for about two years, they did great, it was awd, but they were amazing in the rain.


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