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Old 11-26-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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clunking in suspension

Anyone notice that it sounds like shocks topping out on mild ripples in road getting clunking noise in suspension I have a 2SS RS Auto
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:14 PM   #2
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Mine doesnt do that? 1SS/RS Manual. I would take it back and have your dealer inspect. How hard are you pushing it on the Neg Camber turns?
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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My LS does the same thing, a subtle pop/thunk like the shocks are topping out, or the upper mount is bad.

Is you car still stock, or have you upgraded the suspension? I'm 100% stock still.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:42 PM   #4
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:46 PM   #5
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I ran road atlanta road course yesterday. Never had the issue there. But on the street when cold have had that strange noise. Cheap shocks for sure.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:47 PM   #6
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I think it's the shocks also, can't wait for Bilstein to come out with the Sport's and HD's.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:27 PM   #7
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I think struts or strut mounts, I have 2ss/rs auto, less than 400 miles, rolled off the truck clunking on both sides.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:09 PM   #8
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My car is stock 2SS 2k miles now been like that since new. After being blown off on tire problems at dealer I have no confindence that they will even care to address problem I paid to have tires changed twice car is ok now but dealer said there never was a problem. So I wanted a little info before going back to the hell of a Chevy dealer with a problem
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:42 PM   #9
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We are seeing issues with the upper rear strut and washer contacting the sheet metal inside the strut bucket. This issue appears to be significant variations in height of the sheet metal. We are seeing as much as a 3/8 of an inch variation with them.


Simple fix is to take a drift and push up on the sheet metal.

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If the noise is what we suspect it might be, you can feel it in the trunk floor just above the are where the strut mounts.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:48 PM   #11
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We are seeing issues with the upper rear strut and washer contacting the sheet metal inside the strut bucket. This issue appears to be significant variations in height of the sheet metal. We are seeing as much as a 3/8 of an inch variation with them.


Simple fix is to take a drift and push up on the sheet metal.

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Hi mike do you or any one that works with pedders have a pic of the variations in height of the sheet metal so we can find the place to look at it.
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We are seeing issues with the upper rear strut and washer contacting the sheet metal inside the strut bucket. This issue appears to be significant variations in height of the sheet metal. We are seeing as much as a 3/8 of an inch variation with them.


Simple fix is to take a drift and push up on the sheet metal.

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If the noise is what we suspect it might be, you can feel it in the trunk floor just above the are where the strut mounts.
Are you guys saying the noise most people are hearing actually originates in the rear suspension ?

Is the height difference in the rear strut bucket visible, how can one check this?

Can you elaborate on this ? " Simple fix is to take a drift and push up on the sheet metal. "

Thanks in advance !
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Are you guys saying the noise most people are hearing actually originates in the rear suspension ?

Is the height difference in the rear strut bucket visible, how can one check this?

Can you elaborate on this ? " Simple fix is to take a drift and push up on the sheet metal. "

Thanks in advance !
First of all, the noise we are seeing is a tinny rattle noise that sounds like it is coming from the trunk. This would not be the cause of a noise in the front.

This concern seems to occur more when there is more deflection or load in the upper rear strut bushing. Therefore, is more dominant with upgraded rear coils and things like a performance coil over.

When you look at the bucket on the inside, you will see there is a body seam spot welded. The contact is at the spot weld area. I will see if I can dig up some pictures.

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Anyone notice that it sounds like shocks topping out on mild ripples in road getting clunking noise in suspension I have a 2SS RS Auto
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Is the noise in the front or the rear of your Camaro?
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