Re: [DML] Coil spring question
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Re: [DML] Coil spring question

Rich and others,
I have a similar situation with my car with the Eibach kit. It makes the 
same sound you describe and seems to happen in the same situations you 
mention, though originally it began on the drivers side, but now sounds 
as though it comes from both sides. I seem to hear it more when I have a 
1/2 tank or more of fuel, or if the trunk is loaded, as it was to and 
from the DCS. I had the suspension inspected twice and everything is 
installed properly. I asked Stephen from DMC (Texas) to take a ride with 
me at the DCS so he could hear it first hand. He agreed, it was 
suspension related and is going to be working with my installer to try 
and correct the problem. From what has been explained, the shock towers 
were built with some variance. Some cars will make noise when the OEM is 
replaced with after market, especially if the after market spring is 
larger than the OEM. It seems to hit the shock tower when deflected and 
makes the sound you describe. The only solution is to return to stock, 
install smaller springs or if visible, pull the shock tower framing 
where the spring has rubbed against it.
- Joshua Schwartz

racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>Last weekend I rebuilt the front suspension on my DeLorean. The 
>following work was completed:
>1. Upper/lower ball joints with Grady reenforcement collars.
>2. Upper/lower control arm bushings.
>3. Control arms boxed in.
>4. New front shocks (the "Marty M." kit).
>Also not long ago, the tie rod ends and sway bar bushings were 
>replaced. The rear shocks haven't been replaced yet due to time 
>constraints but will be soon.
>Ever since I put the car back together, if I hit a speed bump or 
>pothole (at reasonable speeds), the passenger front coil spring 
>makes a loud "DONG!" sound, and a second later, a softer "dong!" as 
>if it's popping back into it's seat.

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