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    this is really getting on my tits now, ive got a knocking noise thats developed since i changed the drop links.

    the drop links were ****ed before, with excessive play. so i sourced a new set and a different noise made itself apparent, a loud and solid sounding clunk when turning the wheel. just one knock, in no particular point through the steering wheel travel, and it doesnt make the noise when not moving..

    now its back to knocking at ever single bump on the road..

    i've checked the bottom ball joint and track rod ends, and i can see no play in them, and there is no play in the top mounts either..

    any ideas?

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    Broken spring ?

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    brand spanking new Eibach springs and Bilstein B8 shocks. springs are fine on inspection

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    Only ones left now is inner and outer tie rods and ball joint on lower arm

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    i would have assumed that if it was the ball joints it would be apparent under acceleration or deceleration too.. nothing at all. ARB bushes maybe..?

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    Are u sure there is no play in top mounts ?

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    none that i can see.. the 3 bolts securing them to the car are tight, and the strut top is secure too..

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    U not going to see it, remember I had a klonking noise when driving over a bump or deep in the road couldn't find anything , changed near side top mount , problem solved , what's age an mileage if u don't mind asking

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    06, 43k.. inwent out with the spanners to tighten everything up and nothing budged at all.. I mean not even a fraction.. and the sound has gone away.. typical..

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    Was going to suggest that it could be anti-rollbar related but sounds as though you've sorted it
    Already replaced:-
    Alternator,
    Drilled/Grooved Discs & Pads, Eibach Springs, EGR Valve, 50W HID's 6000k, K&N Panel Filter, LED footwell & boot lights

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