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ONEugene Nov 23, 1:59am - #62184 
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Skunk2 Coilovers

ok, i've had these for more than a year now but i want to fix this one problem i have ever since they have installed. does anyone else get a knocking sound up front when the car is bouncing or hits a small hole? it's like my top of the coils are knocking against the metal housing for the suspension. i didn't care at first but i want to fix this now. it's in a 2002 gts. is it installed wrong? :-/
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Mp3Supply Nov 23, 5:49am - #62185 

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i have skunk2 coilovers also, but i havent heard this noise ever. .. ?!? i hear a small noise when i get of the car from the back drive side, when the weight is released off the car though. ..

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ONEugene Nov 23, 7:07am - #62186 
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yea that different, but mine like taps when i'm driving on bumpy roads =(
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Steven Nov 23, 8:48am - #62187 
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are your bumpstops worn out or are they even in place? a bumpstop is a rubber/foam stopper that prevents the strut from compressing 100%. if it does compress 100% w/o a bumpstop, you'd hear a loud thump each time you hit a bump.
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ONEugene Nov 24, 8:30am - #62188 
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u know wat! i think that's it. i don't even have any rubber thing up on top of my coils top. stupid shop. does the kit come wit it? or do I use my stock ones? thanks
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Mp3Supply Nov 24, 3:33pm - #62189 

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the coilovers should come with it i can see mine

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Steven Nov 24, 6:14pm - #62190 
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They usually come with them if not you can use your stock ones by cutting them in half. so they allow more spring/strut travel
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ONEugene Nov 24, 7:18pm - #62191 
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alright, thanks! yeah, somehow i don't have them and they shop didnt' put them in or something.
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Celicatastrophe Nov 25, 12:51am - #62192 
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sounds like your bumpshocks are beat. You need to get some new shocks cause it sounds like your bottoming out. Those skunk2 springs drop your car alot. Get some shocks. I have the same problems when I hit bumps on the highway at high speeds and it irrks the hell out of me.

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Street Prototype Nov 25, 1:27am - #62193 

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make sure the nuts are tightened really good

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ONEugene Nov 25, 8:13am - #62194 
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no no no no, i'm not bottoming out. i know for a fact how it sounds like. it's the metal hiting metal part. i knew wat the problem was but just wondering if it was normal. also i wanted to know if that shop did it right and obviously not. =)
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AzNfLiP17oY Nov 26, 3:07am - #62195 

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i got skunk2 coilovers too...how bouncy are you guys?...did you guys have to modify your shocks in any way to make the coilover fit?...
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AzNfLiP17oY Nov 28, 8:56am - #62196 

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my coilovers are lowered all the way
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supra_celica Nov 28, 8:58am - #62197 

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Anyone got apic of this?

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stefanoc Nov 29, 11:57am - #62198 

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try this
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NOS2482 Aug 4, 5:10pm - #62199 
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I have the exact same problem. My Skunk2's make a clanking sounds on bumps or harsh roads. It's definitly metal on metal with it hits. The car does not bottom out. Ride quality is perfect on smooth flat roads. Nice and stiff. Only when you hit a bump or hard road dip. I just installed then a week ago, stock struts and a hypermotive sturt bar. What else do you think it might be? Bad install? I had to cut the perches off to obtain the correct drop height I wanted. Any idea's???
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