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Rear Suspension Noise

Nyulak

Ready to race!
Location
SheffVill, OH
I see some folks have had issues with a knocking sound from the rear that could be attributed to the OEM dampers and possibly some other cause. I just developed this knocking sound yesterday, but I had my shocks swapped to B8s last November along with new OEM shock mounts and a Whiteline sway bar kit (already had the MSS springs for about two years). I put my car on a lift yesterday and could not find anything that was outright faulty. The only weirdness was from the endlinks both pointing in the same direction with the suspension drooping. I did record a clip on my drive home and you can hear the knocking at about 9, 16, 20, and 24 seconds. Would anyone be able to help with possible causes before I take it into the mechanic? It sounds like it is coming from the right rear of the vehicle and I suspect the shock mount, but I don't really have the experience to say for sure.

I am also looking into getting a sub-frame locking kit to help remove that as a source and I did buy the Audi damper, but I haven't installed it, yet.

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Nyulak

Ready to race!
Location
SheffVill, OH
Well, it took a while to get everything done, but the sound was coming from the OEM end links. Replaced them with a set of Whiteline adjustable end links and I now have a suspension that doesn’t knock.
 

PenIsland

New member
Location
New jersey
Car(s)
Volkswagen GTI 2020
Well, it took a while to get everything done, but the sound was coming from the OEM end links. Replaced them with a set of Whiteline adjustable end links and I now have a suspension that doesn’t knock.
Hey Dude! I just got the whiteline end links in the mail but I have no directions on how to install them properly (specifically where to put the washers). if you have a link to anything or a pic of how you put them on it would help so much, thank you!
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
There is noise generated when the damper rod hits the metal edge of the upper damper mount that the rod fixes to....only way to calm the noise is to fit heat shrink tubing etc over the rod at the top when replacing the damper....
 
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