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Old 06-28-2016, 06:18 PM   #1
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Bad springs

Hey guys soo every time i park and get out of the car, as soon as i get out the car lifts up and i can hear it metal . Soo im sure that means its time too replace my rear suspension. Im going to do front and rear But ive never hear anything about springs. Unless cracked or chipped do springs need to be replaced? And if soo what do the color codes on them mean?
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:11 AM   #2
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Are you sure it isn't just your hand/parking brake you can hear? Might wanna leave it in gear with the parking brake off and see if the noise stops/changes.
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:20 AM   #3
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Hey guys soo every time i park and get out of the car, as soon as i get out the car lifts up and i can hear it metal . Soo im sure that means its time too replace my rear suspension. Im going to do front and rear But ive never hear anything about springs. Unless cracked or chipped do springs need to be replaced? And if soo what do the color codes on them mean?
The OEM springs are garbage and break regularly. If you replace them use a quality variable rate spring eg an Eibach.
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:02 AM   #4
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Just like your other 2 suspension question threads, you apparently need a new oe or upgraded suspension.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:40 AM   #5
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Are you sure it isn't just your hand/parking brake you can hear? Might wanna leave it in gear with the parking brake off and see if the noise stops/changes.

This! Remember that when you exit the car there is a slight rotational force applied to the parking brakes.
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