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Hey all, i am having some issues with my suspension. I have a 2007 dodge ram 1500 4x4 with a 2.5" hbs level installed for about a year now. I have replaced the end links about 6 months ago and that seemed to fix my rattle a month later i was hearing it again so i put some polyurethane bushings on fixed it up until last month. My struts seem very stiff so they might be the culprit idk. Today i removed the end links took it for a drive still making the same noises. All ball joints tie rods etc look fine and no play in the rack and pinion. Any input would be awesome thanks.
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A little more info it seems to be worse at slower speeds and not even hitting bumps. Basically when driving through a parking lot and doing a lot of turning. I also replaced the 17's with 20's and put the nitto terra grapplers on 265/70/20. Please help lol.
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Noises like that can be a real PITA to track down, especially when you're trying to offer online help. I would suggest breaking out the hand tools and making sure everything that's supposed to be tight is tight and everything that's supposed to move doesn't have any excessive play in it.
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I appreciate it but been there done that a while back but i guess it wont hurt to check again
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Start with the easy stuff, yanno? Since you've already checked plus took care of the bushings, I'm thinking your strut theory may be on the right track.
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After getting a free estimate/diagnosis from a local shop he said he couldn't find anything and that the spacers are wearing my struts out. Not sure if he's right but i did notice the struts looked like they were leaking not to mention they are pretty stiff.
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