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Old 07 Nov 2011, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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suspension knock workaround...anyone tried this?

Hi folks,
Along with a lot of others I have the annoying suspension knock issue.
Found this video on youtube suggesting a workaround (link below). Anyone have any experience with this method?
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Old 07 Nov 2011, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: suspension knock workaround...anyone tried this?

Ive overhauled loads fella, I used to do them at work in their time lol,
Its easy if you can use a set of spanners imo.
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Ive overhauled loads fella, I used to do them at work in their time lol,
Its easy if you can use a set of spanners imo.
Did you use the same method as this? Does it generally solve the knock problem for a while? Car is going in for a service in the next week or so, so I'm thinking of asking my mechanic to give this a go.
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Re: suspension knock workaround...anyone tried this?

as long as you use the correct grease it will be fine.
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Re: suspension knock workaround...anyone tried this?

but you will be doing this again and again............................

easiest option is to remove oem struts and bin, then buy some aftermarket.
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but you will be doing this again and again............................

easiest option is to remove oem struts and bin, then buy some aftermarket.
Thanks for the replies folks.

How often is it likely to reoccur, does anyone know?
I was thinking of the replacement option too...get rid of it for once and for all etc. But I've seen on a few forums that people have replaced and still had the knock issue, with the KW replacement (fair enough, if they make the OEM ones then it would make sense that they might have the problem again) and with other ones.

So is there a replacement option that would clear me of this issue for once and for all? I would not mind changing the suspension altogether as mine is very VERY hard.
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Re: suspension knock workaround...anyone tried this?

I binned mine after the 2nd set of OEM units and installed AST coilovers.

Never had an issue since.
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