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Old 05-01-2001, 04:45 AM
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I have a suspension noise, a
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Old 05-01-2001, 04:58 AM
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The shock sounds logical to me.
I had a big off at Hallet in my 944 and after that I too got a sharp clunking sound under similar conditions. I knew it was the shock. You can take the shocks off and take them to a raceshop with a shock dyno and have them checked out.
Or, this is your excuse to buy new coilovers.
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Hi chris,

The suspension saga continues I see! (: I'm sure this will be little help but you did torque and tighten the top two nuts after you lowered the car right? I had a clunking for a while too, until I realized that I had tightened my shocks before lowering the car to the ground and loading pressure. Just a thought.

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Old 05-02-2001, 06:33 AM
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I found the suspension noise I had definately came from the right side of the car and was actually in the left suspension.. Look for noise transfer. Dealers have a little device that hooks up sensors to various underpinnings and they can hear the noise and find it using the device. Good luck..
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Thanks for the observations. Actually my new shocks are not yet installed so this happened to the stock setup. You guys are right, I cannot tell where the sound is coming from.

After talking with a few people I have concluded that I may have damaged one of the shocks in my off course excursion so it now clunks when hot and worked hard. I cannot see any damage except for a scar on the inside of the wheel, but it may be more obvious when I pull them off.

The new shocks are custom Koni two-way adjustables machined to allow the placement of the stock spring perches using Koni clips so that I can lower the car and use the stock springs. This is a bit of an experiment to see if I can lower the CG a bit, retain a decent ride, and add dampening on track days.
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