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Old 10-14-13, 10:11 AM   #1
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anyone know a way to stop the clunking noise when the upper control arms hit the body without having to cut a hole?

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anyone know a way to stop the clunking noise when the upper control arms hit the body without having to cut a hole?
Raise the car?
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Old 10-14-13, 12:22 PM   #3
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Some people with IS300's use hole saws to cut out the part of the strut tower that contacts.

I think "Raise the car" sounds like a better solution.
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anyone know a way to stop the clunking noise when the upper control arms hit the body without having to cut a hole?

serialnine makes shortened knuckles

http://serialnine.com/content/161-suspension
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serialnine makes shortened knuckles

http://serialnine.com/content/161-suspension
$700??? id rather raise my car lol
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$700??? id rather raise my car lol
haha theirs your answer
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Cut the hole! Cut the hole! Lol. You'll get an extra inch-inch half lower when aired out.
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my life became stress free once i did mine. i got sick of cussing loud like i had turrets every time i hit a bump
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Yea I cut a hole from the bottom side and did not go through all the way to the top metal, so from the engine bay you cant see anything, but it bought me about another 3/8's of an inch.

Now I dont really hit unless I hit a very hard bump pretty fast.
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you guys have any pics of the cut out? and what did you use to cut the hole?
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do like the others did or raise your damn car.

http://liberty-vip.com/2010/04/11/th...-we-do-it-005/
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The only problem with cutting the hole, aside from it looks aesthetically ugly is that with allowing the upper arm to go up even further whichs allos a lot more lateral force on your upper ball joint to cause it to wear out very quick. I understand some of you guys have done this for X amount of time, but just some food for thought. I'm playing it safe, I'll be ordering my short knuckles pretty soon.
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The only problem with cutting the hole, aside from it looks aesthetically ugly is that with allowing the upper arm to go up even further whichs allos a lot more lateral force on your upper ball joint to cause it to wear out very quick. I understand some of you guys have done this for X amount of time, but just some food for thought.
very good point people always ignore.....your adding more stress to them by cutting this hole.


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serialnine makes shortened knuckles

http://serialnine.com/content/161-suspension
just cause they make them doesnt this is a safe or proper way to do this....i would be wary myself of a knuckle that has been cut and rewelded. the weld point is always gonna be a weak point on the arm now..... i know its hard to tell from that pic from their site but that weld doesnt look to be very clean anyways so use at your own risk. there was another company who offered these n IMHO there cuts/welds looked much better
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very good point people always ignore.....your adding more stress to them by cutting this hole.




just cause they make them doesnt this is a safe or proper way to do this....i would be wary myself of a knuckle that has been cut and rewelded. the weld point is always gonna be a weak point on the arm now..... i know its hard to tell from that pic from their site but that weld doesnt look to be very clean anyways so use at your own risk. there was another company who offered these n IMHO there cuts/welds looked much better

I heard JB WELD is good lol yea idk about the whole cutting and welding i dont really like the whole idea cause that knuckle is a very very crucial piece to the suspension assy. i have yet to cut my apron panels but i am going to
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i know its hard to tell from that pic from their site but that weld doesnt look to be very clean anyways so use at your own risk. there was another company who offered these n IMHO there cuts/welds looked much better
I've been to their shop and seen their work and I can vouch they know their s***. In case any of you have doubt, they also have these installed on Alex Lee's Formula D drift car. And I'm pretty sure he pushed this much harder than most on here

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