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creaking and moaning

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by nd, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Apr 23, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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    i know what you're thinking but no, i'm not talkin about your mama's bed. BAM!

    Ok now that i got that out of the way here comes the serious part. after i installed my 5100's at 2.5 i hear some moaning and creaking from the front end when i turn it all the way in one direction. mostly pulling into and out of parking spots. any ideas? am i hearing the CV joints? are they unhappy? input is appreciated. thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. Apr 23, 2008 at 9:40 AM
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    Funny, I was thinking exactly that when I read the thread title. :p
     
  3. Apr 23, 2008 at 9:53 AM
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    Crossmember? 'Creaking' is usually a symptom of load bearing parts-maybe the new stuff caused a shift in weight on the frame or crossmember?
     
  4. Apr 23, 2008 at 10:04 AM
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    I'm thinking CV joints. Two things:

    1. Inspect your CV boots and see if there's any grease splattered around. If you see grease, you've got a torn boot. With that, the CV joints won't be properly lubricated and will get dirt in there.

    2. Install a differential drop kit. Dirt cheap, quick, and easy to do. (ahem)

    This thread is too easy! :devil:
     
  5. Apr 23, 2008 at 10:12 AM
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    I had this happen to my 95 Mazda in highschool. It made some weird grinding and moaning noises. I could also feel it in the steering wheel when I made turns. From what I remember it did it more when I turned to the right. Turned out that the boot was practically none existent and had to be replaced. Hopefully your CV joints aren't damaged.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    yeah i need to get a diff drop kit soon, i was planning on that anyway. but i only lifted 2.5 inches, i didnt think it would cause any damage anytime in the near future. i figured my CV's would wear a little faster than stock but not too bad. i guess it's more of a creaking and popping, i just said "moaning" so i could throw in the "your mama joke". i know popping is CV joints but i just didnt think a small lift would affect it like this. to do a diff drop you have to lower your skid plate with spacers dont you?
     
  7. Apr 23, 2008 at 10:43 AM
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    I'll let you know in a week. My BudBuilt skids should be arriving tomorrow. :D

    It's so subtle that it shouldn't make much of a difference with the way things line up. Are you still running the factory tin? If so, that thing can be molded and bent into any shape required.

    The front diff on our trucks pivots from the rear, so the 1" spacers in the front will drop the diff an effective 1/2". It's not much, but it's enough to make a difference.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    yeah, as of now i'm running the paper thin "skid plate" from teh factory. i didnt even think about banging it out to make room, thats a good idea. i checked my CV boots and they look fine and no leaking. i dont know if this is normal after a lift or not, i've never lifted anything before. but every time it does it i cringe and think about my baby hurting
     
  9. Apr 23, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    hey nd. I think it might be your sway bar binding up. this is what mine sounds like too on occasion, and i've heard of this before. theres someone out there that makes a billet aluminum spacer to relocate the mount where it bolts to the frame. i'll have to look a little bit for you.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2008 at 8:08 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    on my kit i had no problem reinstalling the stock skid after my diff drop. check out extremetrucktoys.com
     
  11. Apr 23, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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  12. Apr 24, 2008 at 6:34 AM
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    thanks for the input xtreme. i appreciate you taking the time to look all that up
     
  13. Apr 24, 2008 at 9:35 AM
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    sure, no problem nd.
     
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