So did you hear anything back from KW? AND, did you solve the clunking noises by centering the shock mount?Yeah I noticed that, it's on both shocks. I think just the way it shows up on camera. I'll send these pics to KW and see what they have to say.
My noise seems to be coming more from the passenger side rear. Seems like KW should pay for installation charges too!I spoke to KW and they are sending me revised bushings for both shocks. They have had this happen on three other LX cars and they all have the problem on the driver's side.
I tried to pry the shock over but there isn't enough room to get any leverage.
I'll post up my results after I swap the bushings.
You might also want to check your swaybar mounts and bolts. I found one of my swaybar bolts had come loose...I'm having my mechanic who did the install tighten it today! Maybe put some loctite on there too!?Well today is three weeks since I first contacted KW about this issue and I still don't have this resolved. Supposedly their install tool has not been returned yet and every week that goes by the noise and the cars handling gets worse.
I emailed KW on Friday for an update on the install tool and have not received a response.
I know I'm not their only customer but come on, I expect better customer service for a product that lightens my wallet by $1600.00
I would rather they send me two new rear shocks so I can just swap them and send them the defective shocks, but what was I thinking for wanting to do something the right way.
I really cant believe that the bushing being a bit too narrow is going to cause that much noise back there???? Mabybe you could have a machine shop make some "rings" that fill the gap?? Good luckOK I've made up my mind I'm going to remove these and call GSM where I purchased them and see what they will do about a refund. It's been five fu(king weeks and KW can't even get me a pair of bushings so I can replace them. The more I drive it the more I can't stand this car.
The car will be put back to stock and sold. FU(K KW and Dodge...........Chevy here I come.
Hey Wildman,Damn! My car is being delivered Nov. 15. I almost bought the KW2s yesterday. Glad I waited! May go the Eibach way now.
Thanks Sublime! I will check into Pedders after Nov. 1Hey Wildman,
Wait until after Nov. 1st. Pedders is coming out with a suspension kit. Check out this link below. I was at ET in Westfield when they had an install day for the GTO guys and had the honor to talk Peter from Pedders. All I can say is WOW. Check it out. Email them if you have any questions.
These shocks and springs cost $1600, I shouldn't have to have a machine shop make anything. What angers me is that five weeks after contacting KW about the problem I still don't have new bushings to install.I really cant believe that the bushing being a bit too narrow is going to cause that much noise back there???? Mabybe you could have a machine shop make some "rings" that fill the gap?? Good luck