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This is a discussion on Rattles in the back within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I added LCA's and tokico adjustable shocks to get rid of my wheel hop. The problem is that my car ...

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    Rattles in the back

    I added LCA's and tokico adjustable shocks to get rid of my wheel hop. The problem is that my car sound as if something is loose in the back with every single bump in the road. Is this normal? I've tightened everything. The tokico shocks said not to overtighten up top though.. I did notice that my factory shock rubber bushings were compressed when they came off. I didn't tighten my tokico's until they smushed. Is this the answer? Any help will do.

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    Welcome to the F-Body rattle world...you can try greasing the joints, but other then that, you might as well succumb to the fact that you have a squeak prone car

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    I second that remark! ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki_SeVeN View Post
    I second that remark! ^
    yeah, but this isn't a squeak, more like a rumble from everything in the road. Didn't have it when I was on stock shocks and lowerer control arms. I have Subframes and bought them early; so, I think it help to hold alot of my panels together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealLiveMD View Post
    yeah, but this isn't a squeak, more like a rumble from everything in the road. Didn't have it when I was on stock shocks and lowerer control arms. I have Subframes and bought them early; so, I think it help to hold alot of my panels together.
    I kinda have a similar rattle... I've triple cheked everything... and still nothing... mine is either a bent sway bar...or something dunno...

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    i have a rattle in the back but it is the bumper. the pins holding it in are not very tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealLiveMD View Post
    yeah, but this isn't a squeak, more like a rumble from everything in the road. Didn't have it when I was on stock shocks and lowerer control arms. I have Subframes and bought them early; so, I think it help to hold alot of my panels together.
    You said you did LCAs, are they rod ended by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01badz28 View Post
    You said you did LCAs, are they rod ended by any chance?
    yea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealLiveMD View Post
    yea.
    The noise you are describing is pretty normal. Double rod ended LCAs make a lot of racket, not a lot of folks like 'em for that reason.

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    that or get louder exhaust. that way you have an excuse to go faster too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen02ws6 View Post
    that or get louder exhaust. that way you have an excuse to go faster too.
    The nut on my LCA's for adjusting was roaming freely. I loctited them down. Not sure, if I was supposed to but... oh well. The top bolt on the right of the panhard bar was also loose. Now, I have only mild sounds over bumps but not anything like before. Thanks guys. Now if I could just stop the chatter from my LS7 and or rebuilt T56.

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