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    As above, when I go over any a bump at speed or a speed hump at anything other than DEAD slow I get this loud creaking noise from some suspension component(s). I know this thing is hard to diagnose like this but any ideas where to look would be great. It's not a squeak but rather like a really dry bush.

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    Could well be your front drop links often causes these symtoms or the rad mounts or front ARB's drop links are my favourite though

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    agree with the front ARB's changed mine wen fitting coilovers, problem sorted!

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    Would these appear to be perished/ cracked and have play in them?

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    mine looked fine, no obvious signs of play, but the noise has gone now. cheap enough parts if your doing it ya sel. i would start there.

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    OK thanks. Are these a relatively straight forward 'on axle stands' job. I'm fairly handy with a spanner

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROCKATANSKY View Post
    OK thanks. Are these a relatively straight forward 'on axle stands' job. I'm fairly handy with a spanner
    yeah, i changed mine on ax stands, but they are fiddly as you cannot get the bolts right out. just losened them as mush as i could and wacked out the old bush with a long screwdriver, you need a torx star spanner as well, well mine did. cant remember what size tho , E18 i think.

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