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    Most likely suspect!

    Hi people,
    I've been having this problem since getting the car last August but now I've lowered the car it's worse!

    When I go round a roundabout especially a particular cobbled one in the middle of town
    I get a clonking noise from the NSF suspension!

    Can anyone shed any light on what needs replacing please?

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    I had something similar - turned out being the antiroll bar droplinks causing it. (Failed MOT on it)

    Edit - For me - The FK ones that came with the lowering Kit were sh*t quality and only lasted 18 months
    Last edited by danderton; 27th April 2013 at 19:30. Reason: Addition info

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackshuck View Post
    Can anyone shed any light on what needs replacing please?
    have you looked at the top mounts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vfr800 View Post
    have you looked at the top mounts?
    Just replaced them when fitting my new springs, it's more a metallic sound!
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    What's your lower arms like mate (wishbones)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dre_S3 View Post
    What's your lower arms like mate (wishbones)
    All looked good & felt tight
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    drop links ! did mine last week, no more knocking & feels tight.
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    Drop links it is then, first anyway!

    Thanks guys
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    Most likely suspect!

    Right, so I've changed the drop links both sides and track rod ends as there was some play BUT I'm still getting exactly the same clonking noise!

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by blackshuck; 13th May 2013 at 13:03.
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    If you're only getting the noise on a tight corner in a certain direction & not travelling over bumps on the straight I'd maybe look at a front driveshaft as being the culprit?? Try driving slowly on full lock in both directions to see if it does it then
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    Please don't bump a thread by creating a new one and linking to it...

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    My bad Tuffty!

    Yes NSF, roundabouts not right turn especially the cobbled one in my town!
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    I have just had this and it was a slight flat on the inner edge of my alloy wheel. Wheel caught shock absorber when cornering hard right
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    Turned out to be the bottom ball joint, the only thing I hadn't changed....lol
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    Glad to hear its sorted, I thought I`d done a drive shaft untill I saw the alloy
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    Lol thanks, still got problems tho but that's on my new post!
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