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    Rattling suspension, new struts.

    SO a few weeks ago I replaced my suspension because I had 90k on the struts and they began to rattle when in gravel driveways and bumpy roads. After I changed all four struts with KYB Excel-G struts and Group N top hats, the rattle is still there and might be a little more. WHat could it be. I think its mostly in the left side of the car, and doesn't happen on turns, acceleration or breaking.
    06 TR, COBB AP2,,COBB DP, K&N sr, G200 CB
    Subaru factory short throw, Auto dimm Rear view, Factory fog lamp kit (self installed)
    AM cobalt gauges: WB fuel, oil press (elec), boost (mech,30hg-20+)

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    So does this only happen when the car is just rolling? Does it make a difference if ground is rough or smooth?
    Kinda sounds like a suspension connection, one of the rubber bushings holding things to the body. Like a control arm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingo View Post
    So does this only happen when the car is just rolling? Does it make a difference if ground is rough or smooth?
    Kinda sounds like a suspension connection, one of the rubber bushings holding things to the body. Like a control arm....
    It only happens on rough surfaces. Like gravel or crappy pavement.
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    Subaru factory short throw, Auto dimm Rear view, Factory fog lamp kit (self installed)
    AM cobalt gauges: WB fuel, oil press (elec), boost (mech,30hg-20+)

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    Rattling suspension, new struts.

    Did you make sure and place the springs in the correct position in the top hats? When you torqued them down did the spring switch position in the struts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    Did you make sure and place the springs in the correct position in the top hats? When you torqued them down did the spring switch position in the struts?
    We defiantly had trouble keeping the springs from moving out of position, however we thought we had them correctly positioned. Ill look into the possibility of the springs being rotated. Thanks.
    06 TR, COBB AP2,,COBB DP, K&N sr, G200 CB
    Subaru factory short throw, Auto dimm Rear view, Factory fog lamp kit (self installed)
    AM cobalt gauges: WB fuel, oil press (elec), boost (mech,30hg-20+)

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