I got my Emmanuele Design springs installed today using the ECS spring install kit and its loud. Squeaks over speed bumps, rattles and clicks over any road surface that's not smooth.
Is this normal with spring upgrades? Is there a break-in period?
I was expecting a quiet car with this upgrade.
I may have to go back to stock if this is normal, the sounds are extremely annoying.
I too have ECS mounts/bearings... interesting
I just installed VWR springs with the same ECS HD kit and i'm getting similar noises. No clicks just creeking and noises over harsh bumps. Its fine 90% of the time. I did install them myself. So I don't think the springs are the problem.
Do anyone know which bolts/ nuts need to be torqued down with the car fully on the ground?
Edit: I also notice more noise when its cold in the mornings. Its been around 40- 45 degrees out here
So i installed ED Springs and the ECS Heavy Duty Strut mount kit and I have to say that I also get squeaking noises. I installed them last November and thought the cold could have something to do with it. I noticed before installed the ECS Heavy Duty Struts that they do seem hard (all metal?). I mean the OEM ones have rubber and i thought the material from the ECS Strut Mount might add noise or maybe a more harsh driving experience? I've installed springs and coilovers a few times on my old MKIV while replacing OEM bearings and struts mounts without any noise issues. I also followed the DAP and ED videos on youtube to make sure I oriented the strut mount and bearing appropriately. It's cold now so I can't check much. When it get's warmer I'll check to make sure everything is tight but there seems to be a few people with the ECS Heavy Duty Strut Mounts having the same issue...