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    Angry Coilovers fitted - Now clunking

    Fitted coilovers at the weekend, made sure to fit the bearings off the old shocks however now on tight corners there is a twanging clunk from the front nearside.

    It sounds kind of like the spring is turning however I thought the bearing was supposed to ensure this didn't happen.

    any ideas?

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    Mine did the same, never did figure it out before she went.
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    so its nothing to worry about then? excellent
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    sometimes does it if you've used the old bearings, alot of places will recommend using new bearings

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    I got new bearings for mine and it still did it. I personally think its to do with the top strut not being tight enough and twisting making like a sharp thud noise as it gets jarred and moves slightly. Thats just what i think anyway.

    I had no problems with regards to it, car drove fine. Just don't know what MOT tech would say if it happened during an MOT though?
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    wot coilovers are you using how low have you slammed it and are you using shortend droplinks??

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    They are Gaz
    Its quite low but not slammed (no idea how far down it actually is)
    No need for shortened droplinks, the mounting point is in the same place as on the original shock

    I think I should take a look at it at the weekend and see if I can work out how to stop it
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    Be very carefull with shortened droplinks. I got some on advise from a member and it nearly ripped my coilovers to bits as the anitiroll bar kept hitting the chassis and pulled on the mounting point on the shock. Not good.
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    only use short links if your slamming more than 60mm ive swapped back to standard links coz my anti roll bar was hitting underside of my car!!!!!!!!!!

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    ive got mine as low as it will go on JOM coilovers and havent used short droplinks.

    mine use to clunk and then i relieased i left the bearings out, put them back in, still did it for a week or so and then just stoped and never done it again, weird

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