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Old January 3rd, 2014, 05:05 PM
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Rear end clunk?

Did a search but could not find anything. This past weekend I noticed a clunking out of the rear suspension while going over speed bumps etc. Any ideas?

Thanks Guys!
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 05:11 PM
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Did a search but could not find anything. This past weekend I noticed a clunking out of the rear suspension while going over speed bumps etc. Any ideas? Thanks Guys!
A frame bush.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 05:24 PM
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A frame bush.
Is this what yours is too or is that one still being tracked down?
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 06:10 PM
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Is this what yours is too or is that one still being tracked down?
mine seems fine ... I pulled every bolt and checked every bush underneath my truck ... And I mean every.

I'm thinking to put new springs, shock mounts and towers next ....

Baffled as to what it could be .... It sounds like something hitting the body ...
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Thanks, where should I check, and how tough is the fix?
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 07:21 PM
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Thanks, where should I check, and how tough is the fix?
http://www.repairmylandrover.co.uk/d...ljoint-renewal


you can buy the unit with carrier and ball joint as one now reducing the difficulty.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 07:26 PM
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http://www.repairmylandrover.co.uk/d...ljoint-renewal


you can buy the unit with carrier and ball joint as one now reducing the difficulty.
Thanks! Is this common? Had my 90 since '94 and have never messed w suspension.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 07:57 PM
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it's not uncommon ... you could always test it ...

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=45050
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Seems there was a manufacturer of these that made a really robust replacement for this part. I cant remember who or when I read it but it was on this site.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 08:19 PM
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Like this adjustable one?

http://foundry4x4.co.uk/index.php?ro...product_id=207

I'm guessing that most of these have lasted around 100k miles or more in NAS defenders .... I wouldn't be too worried about needing an expensive adjustable unless I was going off road ... Which I don't as NYC boost club member. ;-)
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You might want to also check your rear trailing arms bushings.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 08:37 PM
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Like this adjustable one?

http://foundry4x4.co.uk/index.php?ro...product_id=207

I'm guessing that most of these have lasted around 100k miles or more in NAS defenders .... I wouldn't be too worried about needing an expensive adjustable unless I was going off road ... Which I don't as NYC boost club member. ;-)
Yeah kinda...but that's not it. I need to find it within the next few months because I'm going to do mine when I change out the rear springs.
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does it rattle worse on washboard type surfaces? ive replaced two worn a frame bolt joints, neither ever made noise other than a little squeaking.

id spend a little money on this part, there is a plenty of cheap replacements out there i went cheap fuck and it needs to be replaced again after two years
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Check your U joints! I had clunking over bumps and when starting out in first gear. Pulled rear drive shaft, aft ujoint nearly disintegrated.
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Check your shock bushings as well. Seems the top bushes go and give the same symptoms you've described for me.

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Seems there was a manufacturer of these that made a really robust replacement for this part. I cant remember who or when I read it but it was on this site.
Was it this one? I was just looking at it yesterday

http://www.lucky8llc.com/Products.aspx?ProductID=7058

Does anyone have experience with this one?
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Was it this one? I was just looking at it yesterday http://www.lucky8llc.com/Products.aspx?ProductID=7058 Does anyone have experience with this one?
thats the same as the one I posted further up ...
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Duh... I was lazy

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I have one in my truck. I haven't noticed a difference since I cant remember when the original in my truck was in good shape. Yesh, the truck now feels tioght like a tiger.

It does seem to be constructed a whole lot nicer than then stock one i'm putting in the disco.
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Old January 4th, 2014, 11:11 AM
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Was it this one? I was just looking at it yesterday

http://www.lucky8llc.com/Products.aspx?ProductID=7058

Does anyone have experience with this one?
yeah looks the same...I would buy from Lucky8...just because of the videos!
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