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when i hear the noise i can feel it under my feet...
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TAKE OFF YOUR FRONT DRIVESHAFT!!!!!!!!




Do that, and come back to us with your findings.
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it doesnt to it all the time... only when i hit a sharp bump. driving at 65 the truck rides normal
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your mom rides like crap, you don't see me making a thread about it.

if you want a lifted truck don't ***** about ride quality.
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Do you want your problem to go away or not? It's called process of elimination. Have you unbolted your sway bar yet? How about that front driveshaft? It's not gonna go away on it's own.
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lol its called when i have time... i have off from work on friday, thats when i start tinkering
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in the amount of time it took for a reply, you could have had those sway bar endlinks removed....


just sayin'.
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i dont have a garage... and its night out. To take the endlinks out, do i need to jack the truck up or does it matter if the weight of the truck is on the front end?
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I know that stock front driveshafts wear out with the Superlift, but usually after several thousand miles right? With the kit being installed for less than a week, I would check the driveshaft last.

But what do I know?
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i've taken mine off in a parking lot with a flash light.
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I can take mine off at a trailhead, at night, in the rain, with my eyes closed... just sayin! lol

and the drive shaft takes 10 minutes TOPS (if you dont know what youre doing lol)
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try checking your diff drop down brackets too
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What does IDL mean? "I Dun Learn"? If you know anything about the Torsion bar setup, you will know what I'm fixin on learnin you about...read up about the torsion bars, and what it does, then start to give advice.
Just in case you still haven't figured it out, the L is right next to the K so it was a typo. Meant to type "IDK"
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i'm trying to visualize 08xlt4x4's fix. does the threaded rod go through the pipe all the way through? i'm guessing yes and it's cut down along wth the pipe so there isn't alot of thread at either the top or bottom.
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ytea i had to get new sway bar end links after i put mine on cuz it made that knocking sound. just take it off..
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sway bars are for girly cars
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what are sway bars?
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My superlift rides like a Cadillac.... But then again I have fox and bilstein shocks. My lift is two weeks old and the swaybar links clunk..... Check them
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no noise when the sway bar is off... but with it on and the new engergy bushings is still makes the clunk sound... IDK
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no noise with sway bars off.. just leave them off.
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im considering it. i drove around town wit the sway bars off and man it rides 50 times smoother.
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im considering it. i drove around town wit the sway bars off and man it rides 50 times smoother.


Havn't had mine on since the SL install. LOOOVE the ride. HATE the corners when my brother's in the passenger seat. lol.
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i found out that the endlink its self was bad there the joint is. it kept popping in and out... gonna get a replacement from superlift. and also may just keep the sway bar off.
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this thread = lmao
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