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Old 07-18-2009
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Various superlift noises?

I'm aware of the superlift clunk.. I also have a slight rattling noise and a creak/groan....do the crappy endlinks ever make those kinds of noises?
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I've not heard a peep out of mine. Except I can hear ball joint popping in and out of the lower control arm when I'm twawked the hell out. I kinda messed that joint up a while back. lol.

Unbolt your links, take 'em out, and flip your sway bar up so it's facing vertically. See if the problem sounds continue.
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With the endlinks gone what will retain the limit straps? Just bolt that sucker in?
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ummm....I dont have limit straps. They didn't start including them til early '08ish or so. You'll be alright...it's not like your long traveling it for a few days right?

I suppose you can leave the endlinks on the LCA's, just flip the sway bar up...that way you can keep your straps.
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Ill dick with it tomorrow.
I thought you didnt even have a swaybar dude...
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ya i got the same problem with my super lift. if it is the sway bar end links rattling. take out the bottom nut put in a nice think washer and hen put the nut back on. that will get ride of your rattling. If it is the sway bar end links. As for the gear grinding i have no clue how to fix that.
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i never installed the straps, where do they bolt up on both sides? I also probably bought a lift w/ straps that was pre 08.

Also I got rid of sway bar. I prefer driving a truck that feels like a boat.
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i had the same noise... unbolted the endlinks took the sway bar off the truck... been driving like that for a week no noise. I got some grade 8 bolts and bolted my limiting straps to the LCAs and shock tower.... truck rides GREAT

Just to let you guys know... I talked to a superlift rep and he told me that the endlinks HAVE to be bolted to 37 foot pounds NOTHING more or the endlinks will get pulled out since its a floating ball in the link. He said that alot of people just hit it with a impact hammer and dont relize that it damages the end link
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The creaking noise is actually the shock. I believe it is some dirt or something stuck in the heim joint on the shock. I sprayed some grease on it and it quieted down some. I'm gonna pull the shock out of the tab and lube the **** out of it. I have fox 2.0 shocks btw
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