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This is a discussion on Rear End Swap Assistance within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; look people...right now I'm kinda pissed off...before doing the swap, my rear end suspension was working fine and without any ...

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    Rear End Swap Assistance

    look people...right now I'm kinda pissed off...before doing the swap, my rear end suspension was working fine and without any noises, well...just the control arm bushings. I did the swap last thursday to a 2002 WS6 rear end with 3.42s. The thing is that everything is on its place, the only thing I did was the swap, control arm bushings replacement using polyurethane bushings, and installed new brake lines for the LS1 brakes as well as the e-brake cables, and after doing all that, suspension noises started. First, I figured out that the outside of the poly bushings didn't had enough lube, so lube them again, but this time with a lot of lube and the typical unlubed poly bushing sound is off, then I noticed that my car didn't had any bump stop rubber left, so... installed them today...and part of those noises were shut off...but still I have some metal part banging with another one, and that noise can be heard thanks to roads vibrations, especially thanks to road bumps... and sometimes, it feels that something is loose where the noise comes from, but I've checked EVERYTHING and all is fine, perfectly bolted. My shocks were working perfectly before the swap too.

    The only noise that my car had before the swap was because of the control arm bushings, and because of the bump stops which I didn't had. but I didn't had the noise I 'm hearing. it's like a hard knocking what can be heard.

    Can someone help me figure that out, because right now I'm ****ing up my mind, just thinking what can be making that?

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    Maybe the exhaust is hitting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    Maybe the exhaust is hitting?
    mmmm well...i don't think it is, because the noise is from the left rear side of the car...and my exhaust is practically a traditional f-body exhaust shape, and before de rear end swap, i didn't had that problem.

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    maaaaaaybe, you need to change your muffler bearing... and your headlight fluids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki_SeVeN View Post
    maaaaaaybe, you need to change your muffler bearing... and your headlight fluids...
    mofo....if it isn't because I know you... assface

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    well... I have the same noise and you don't hear me complaining about it right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki_SeVeN View Post
    well... I have the same noise and you don't hear me complaining about it right now
    baahhh, let other people write something useful for both of us...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychMuscle View Post
    baahhh, let other people write something useful for both of us...
    why don't you have a cool pic of your car as an avatar!?...

    well... your noise is a little diffrent then the one I have, but I think it can be narrowed down to blown shocks really... I think... if not then... damn us we are scr*wed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki_SeVeN View Post
    why don't you have a cool pic of your car as an avatar!?...

    well... your noise is a little diffrent then the one I have, but I think it can be narrowed down to blown shocks really... I think... if not then... damn us we are scr*wed...
    lol.....NOW!!! is that any better???

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    again....can anyone else help me with this?

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    did you swap the rear end or just the bushigs? if its the rearend check to see if the center is hiting the floor bords.

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    the car was missing the bumpstops... that helped most of the problems... that an had some brake lines hitting where they weren't suposed to...

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