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Front End Rattle

This is a discussion on Front End Rattle within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Guys - I lowered my car with the Pro-kit and installed revalved Bilsteins at the sametime. Since it has been ...

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    Front End Rattle

    Guys - I lowered my car with the Pro-kit and installed revalved Bilsteins at the sametime. Since it has been back together I noticed a front end rattle. It only rattles when I go over a bump. I only hear a rattle when the suspension is being unloaded after a bump or when the wheel assembly is retracting to the road (after the bump). This may seem trivial to tighten everything I loosened but I have been back under the car numerous times being sure everything has been torqued back to spec. I am worried that I did not get the top nut on the shock rod tight enough. I left the same amount of threads visible when compared to the stock setup. I know the new spring/shock assembly was compressed when it went back into the car. Hopefully, this is not the problem. Any advice or had experience with this before?

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    Just an idea.

    Did you make sure your lugs are tight?

    I had a rattle noise and turned out that one lug was a little lose.

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    Yep, 100ft/lbs - Thanks though

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    top shock mount nut not tight enough. have had that happen to me before.

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