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Old 09-10-2012
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Clunking after 2" coil spacers

Just installed my 2" coil spacers last week. They went in fine however the order came in with the wrong shocks. No problem..drove in town with no shocks..I listened for any noises and nothing. Put the shocks on..snugged them up properly and now I hear a slight clunk whenever I take off from a start, or turn left or right. What could it be!? I notice that my upper control arm is pointing down a lot more than normal due to the lift. Also there is a slight angle on my tie rods. Is this okay?

I was thinking maybe my sway bar isn't tight enough and could be flexing upon acceleration.

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Mine clunks too actually, thats funny you say this. It always happens first start up of the day, rolling backwards out of the driveway, slight turn of the wheel and clunk. never explained it
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Mine clunks every now and then as well. It's not an every day thing but it does it. I believe it's the uca bumping the frame when the truck bounces.
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Ya its likely the UCA hitting the frame since the suspension is basically at droop at ride height with those spacers.
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I Have kinda thought about taking my spacers out. The ride seems really stiff....
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but it never clunks while daily driving. whats up with that
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Same...only when backing out the drive or full turns. Does fab tech make control arms for 2inches of lift? Also..what do you think about it being the sway bar..I know I could just go out and check..but I'm being lazy. I'll prob try tightening it up this weekend.

As far as the ride being stiff..I got some skyjacker nitro 8000s up front and it rides fine. Not a Benz but still great
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Ya its likely the UCA hitting the frame since the suspension is basically at droop at ride height with those spacers.
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Yeah I got ES9000s and it's pretty damned stiff lol should have got softer shocks. Thanks Morgan!! >:(
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