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    Default Noise coming from front passenger - suspension?

    So I was driving this morning and noticed that my right front area makes clunking/squeaking sound whenever I hit little bumps.

    I got out of the car and pushed down on the right side of the engine right on top of the passenger suspension and it was squeaking. I did the same on the left side and there was no problem.

    Any thoughts? Possible common problems?

    Car is 2012 Mazda 3 hatchback on Koni oranges and Eibach prokits.


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    Possibly control arm, possibly blown shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.F.W. View Post
    Possibly control arm, possibly blown shock.
    Thanks for the reply. The shockís only been on for ~10k and was installed brand new.

    As much as I want to take it to Jimmy, his shopís always 1 week booker ahead

    Iíll bring it to a shop near home after work.

    Any other input/experience from anyone?



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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinM3 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. The shockís only been on for ~10k and was installed brand new.

    As much as I want to take it to Jimmy, his shopís always 1 week booker ahead

    Iíll bring it to a shop near home after work.

    Any other input/experience from anyone?



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    Are the springs new or used?
    I snapped a coil on a set of used prokits which made a similar noise.

    +1 control arm/shock.
    If its the shock you can make a warranty claim through KONI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiewan View Post
    Are the springs new or used?
    I snapped a coil on a set of used prokits which made a similar noise.

    +1 control arm/shock.
    If its the shock you can make a warranty claim through KONI
    The springs were also brand new.

    The mounts however were reused from the OEMs that were replaced. Any recommendations on what to replace it with? Trusted aftermarkets or OEM?

    Yeah Iíll most likely do that but hoping thatís not the case with the shocks.

    Thanks


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    Update - Checked the car after work and the strut nut was loose - loose as in I can turn the nut with my fingers.

    On that note, anyone know how I can tighten it more while using an Allen key and to what torque specs?
    I only tightened with a 19 socket head.


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