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Coilovers knocking after install

Postby kalevra » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:46 pm

My friend is having an issue with his coilovers.

They were fitted on Wednesday, but now both fronts have a constant knocking sound. He went back to where they fitted it and this is what he told me

"long story short is that theres nothing wrong with the actual shock. Its between the shock mount and the shock,the "spacer/bearing disc"doesnt fit perfect"

Not sure what they are referring to exactly but has anyone had issues with Joms in their Focus?

Also can anyone recommend a trustworthy place in CPT to have the installation checked out to confirm its been done properly?

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Re: Coilovers knocking after install

Postby Focus88Fanatic » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:51 pm

The JOMS I had on mine used to knock as well.. Tried just about everything including mounts, stabilizer links and all..
Eventually made peace with the noise :lol:
Will never buy cheap **** again when it comes to coilies. Suppose that's the reason they are only 5k
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Re: Coilovers knocking after install

Postby ash » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:04 pm

Focus88Fanatic wrote:The JOMS I had on mine used to knock as well.. Tried just about everything including mounts, stabilizer links and all..
Eventually made peace with the noise :lol:
Will never buy cheap **** again when it comes to coilies. Suppose that's the reason they are only 5k

FFS, finally someone that understands my point when trying to sell top quality coils...... heard it so many times before ... i can get this for that price..... bla bla bla crapp!!! go buy it then.. LOL

then i hear... i should've listened to you in the 1st place :lol:
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Re: Coilovers knocking after install

Postby Focus88Fanatic » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:14 pm

ash wrote:
Focus88Fanatic wrote:The JOMS I had on mine used to knock as well.. Tried just about everything including mounts, stabilizer links and all..
Eventually made peace with the noise :lol:
Will never buy cheap **** again when it comes to coilies. Suppose that's the reason they are only 5k

FFS, finally someone that understands my point when trying to sell top quality coils...... heard it so many times before ... i can get this for that price..... bla bla bla crapp!!! go buy it then.. LOL

then i hear... i should've listened to you in the 1st place :lol:


I don't think a day went by when I heard the noise and didn't say to myself "I wish I listened to Ash" :lol:
I was short on cash at the time and my shocks were tickets so risked it with the JOMS..... What a bad risk that was :lol:
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Re: Coilovers knocking after install

Postby kalevra » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:18 pm

Ok but telling him he shouldve bought better coilies wont help lol.

Trying to find out if this is a common thing or if the installer did a [email protected] job.

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Re: Coilovers knocking after install

Postby Tren » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:24 pm

mine are fine....

dont knock at all....

had them over 2 years now without any issues...

i do hear a knock, but only when i hit a huge dip or a pothole...other than that.....no noise...
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Re: Coilovers knocking after install

Postby Focus88Fanatic » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:28 pm

Tren wrote:mine are fine....

dont knock at all....

had them over 2 years now without any issues...

i do hear a knock, but only when i hit a huge dip or a pothole...other than that.....no noise...


Yup mine calmed down a bit and dips only used to klunk then.
Also cold start mine would squeak a lot
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Re: Coilovers knocking after install

Postby PoLonY » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:21 pm

Do you use the oem top mounts?

If so they probably messed up the alignment on the bearing and coil. Or common issue on the jobs is the strut insert inside the strut body is slightly loose. The top part of the strut has 2 holes that use like a angle grinder key to tighten. This top part can loosen and that leads to a knocking noise.

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Re: Coilovers knocking after install

Postby Phantom » Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:54 pm

You also probably need shorter droplinks.
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Re: Coilovers knocking after install

Postby PoLonY » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:49 am

Phantom wrote:You also probably need shorter droplinks.

Longer ;)
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Re: Coilovers knocking after install

Postby Jono52 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:55 am

This is my fear, hence I'm saving for top of the line coilovers. I have already had nightmares and still dealing with spacer issues and knocking.... i'd lose my mind if i bought a kit that added to my issues.

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