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    Squeaky!!

    Does anyone know why whenever I go over a speed numb the front end squeaks with the bounce of the car? I'm thinking struts? Or could it just be the springs on the rubber?

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    Need more info here...

    What make, model, mods, year? etc...

    More than likely the springs compressing on the top hats causing squeaking or some of the many bushings in suspension components squeaking upon compressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Need more info here...

    What make, model, mods, year? etc...

    More than likely the springs compressing on the top hats causing squeaking or some of the many bushings in suspension components squeaking upon compressing.

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    2006 wrx. What would you recommend try as a resolution? At how many kolometers do you have to change struts?

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    I think that, to some degree, they all make some noises. Rule out the major stuff and check for safety, but don't drive yourself nuts trying to find a noise...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjtaylor235 View Post
    2006 wrx. What would you recommend try as a resolution? At how many kolometers do you have to change struts?
    You could try greasing any bushings you see...such as sway bar bushings or up under the top hats. Perhaps a white lithium grease would be ok.

    As for replacing stock struts...it all depends. Most will wear out by 80-90k miles. Some earlier, some later. I'm too lazy to do kilometer conversion...Google can help with that.

    But squeaking over a speedbump isn't really an indication that something is wrong. I had a brand new all stock 2007 STI that would squeak going over speed bumps. It was just sounds of the suspension compressing more over a larger obstacle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    You could try greasing any bushings you see...such as sway bar bushings or up under the top hats. Perhaps a white lithium grease would be ok.

    As for replacing stock struts...it all depends. Most will wear out by 80-90k miles. Some earlier, some later. I'm too lazy to do kilometer conversion...Google can help with that.

    But squeaking over a speedbump isn't really an indication that something is wrong. I had a brand new all stock 2007 STI that would squeak going over speed bumps. It was just sounds of the suspension compressing more over a larger obstacle.

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    Ok thanks a lot!!!

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