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Old 11-03-2009
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Knock after spindle Lift

To begin with my truck is a 08 ranger sport 2wd with 18 000ks (driven fairly lightly..so far), fabtech spindle lifted on 33x12.5's with a 1" TB crank

Spindle lift was installed a couple days ago and a few hours after it was done I noticed a knocking sound which sounded like it was coming from the passenger side front. I usually only hear it on slow speed corners, or speed bumps/ any bumps at slow speed. Its getting a little more frequent and loud over last couple days. I cant seem to get the sound to reoccur while out of the vehicle (tried shaking it). Any ideas what this could be. The mileage is so low and the trucks hasnt been beaten on yet. From my limited knowledge im just thinking ball joints. What else should I look into?

Thanks for the help (I know Iv started a bunch of threads lately)

Steve
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Maybe the steering stops? i know spindle lifted trucks have steering stop issues, and teh caliper hits the lower control arm. just a thought.
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Maybe the steering stops? i know spindle lifted trucks have steering stop issues, and teh caliper hits the lower control arm. just a thought.
from the sounds of it, its prob not that. It knocks even without turning. Like when I go over a speed bump it knocks multiple times. Its a little disheartening considering its so new and I had the lift installed professionally
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You just installed a lift. First thing I would do is go back and retorque everything.

I did that 100km after I installed my spindle's, and some nuts were loose, even after an initial 100 ft-lb torque.
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