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    just fitted new apex lowering springs (35mm) drop, now getting a bit of creaking and knocking over bumps, creaking i can understand, new springs and all but getting a bit of clucking from front which is worrying,
    now , will this just be the spring seating itself possibly?
    running 19" wheels too if that makes a difference.

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    did you make sure the springs were seated properly when you put them back together? other then that anti roll bar bushes creak when going over speedbumps and your droplinks could be knackered
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    pretty sure springs are seated properly, bushes and drop links are less than a month old.

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    top mounts ??had this when i fitted coilovers on my zaffy gsi

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    Quote Originally Posted by david-bell View Post
    top mounts ??had this when i fitted coilovers on my zaffy gsi
    how did u sort it?

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    i had this prob with apex! the top coil of the spring was catching in the coil below when being compressed, sent em back and recieved no explanation from apex uk! agro. may be the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvyn8181 View Post
    how did u sort it?
    when i fitted them i had to use the old top mounts and they were creeking so removed the top mount again and smothered with lithium greese and seemed to stop it but not long before i sold the car i thought i could here it very slightly again but i had more of creek than a knock hth

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