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noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:49:04 AM »
this weekend i did the T3 coil over conversion and it came out great ( I will post pictures later) i just have one problem… it clunks on small bumps on the road or driving on AZ -101. is there anything i can do?? bump stop? raise it back? any ideas would be appreciated . thanks

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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 08:42:08 AM »
Did the set come with rubber linings between the top hat and spring? That might be it if they don't come with the set. My rears do this as well but they are not t3 however same basic design.

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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 09:20:42 AM »
Need more info...but it probably just needs to settle.

T3 conversion at all 4 corners?

Which corner(s) is the clunk coming from?

Did you change anything else besides the coilovers?

Can you try and describe the clunk sound better?

My guess is  that it isn't related to not having a bump stop, or due to your ride height since you say the sound occurs just driving straight down the road and over small bumps (I assume you mean road imperfections).

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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 01:17:15 PM »
Maybe the stiffer coilover setup has compromised your ball joints? I'm running t3, as well.
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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 01:47:47 PM »
Sounds like you need to do a bolt check to me.  Something is loose
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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 02:14:53 PM »
You should also probably clarify if this is a diy conversion, and if so what you did exactly. 


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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 07:34:31 PM »
Did u cut ur rear bump stops when u dropped the rear? I've got the same setup as u and I cut mine pretty much in half FYI

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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 11:35:43 PM »
I got it fixed, i called T3 and they asked me two simple questions… are the top mount tight? YES. did you install the spacers??? I said what spacers? so i got home disassembled the front shocks put some washers and
problem solved. The shock strut had play inside the strut casing. yes it was a DIY and everything is perfect.

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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2014, 08:52:47 AM »
The spacer under the strut insert? At least you figured it out. I removed my rear bumb stops completely, ain't nobody got time fa' dat lol
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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 09:52:54 AM »
Non captive inserts would be a little noisy I imagine.  I'm glad you figured it out.

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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2014, 05:55:49 PM »
Did you order short strokes without shortening the casing?


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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2014, 06:48:27 PM »
Its been a while since I rebuilt my fronts, but I think there's about a 10mm spacer that sits under the insert to keep everything nice n tight.

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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2014, 09:22:28 AM »
^IIRC that spacer is about 10 mm, but it fits inside that cup on the bottom of the agx insert and only sticks out about 6 mm.  All assuming a 40 mm cut strut with kyb 765015 which is the t3 coilover setup.

A side note about these inserts.  The piston rod length is only about 1" shorter than the stock length tokico hp.  Calling them short stroke is a bit of a stretch.  The dimensions would actually probably be ok on a stock length strut with a large spacer underneath, and mild lowering springs like megans, although the valving might be too aggressive...



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Re: noise from T3 coil overs on TE31
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2014, 06:00:32 PM »

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