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      05-14-2016, 01:07 PM   #1
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Creaking after lowering??

Hey all,

Last week I had macht schnell lowering springs installed.

I am now starting to hear a strange creaking sound at low speeds when ever I turn the wheel. It kinda sounds like walking on a old wooden floor.

Has anyone experienced something like this? Maybe something got over tightened? Want to get fixed ASAP

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Something is loose for sure. To me it sounds like the top shock mount bolt into the upper mount or the bolts on the mount to shock tower. Either way I'd bring it back to whomever you paid to install it and let them know some thing isn't right
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Something is loose for sure. To me it sounds like the top shock mount bolt into the upper mount or the bolts on the mount to shock tower. Either way I'd bring it back to whomever you paid to install it and let them know some thing isn't right
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I hear the same thing on mine. Can you let me know what it is? Is it on one side of the car or both? Mine seems like it's only coming from the RIGHT side.
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I hear the same thing on mine. Can you let me know what it is? Is it on one side of the car or both? Mine seems like it's only coming from the RIGHT side.

For me is sounds like it's coming from the drivers side more than the passengers side.

It's super annoying I gotta bring back to shop.
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      05-20-2016, 01:47 AM   #6
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Let me know if they find what it is please. I think the torque specs on this suspension is ultra sensitive.

I hear the same EXACT sound, sounds like a bushing or something and only happens at low speeds.

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For me is sounds like it's coming from the drivers side more than the passengers side.

It's super annoying I gotta bring back to shop.
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Let me know if they find what it is please. I think the torque specs on this suspension is ultra sensitive.

I hear the same EXACT sound, sounds like a bushing or something and only happens at low speeds.
I'll make sure to let you know exactly what is causing it.
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I'll make sure to let you know exactly what is causing it.
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I think I have a similar problem. Mine is on the passenger side. It's not consistent, happens randomly. I have spacers along with the springs.
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      05-31-2016, 11:16 PM   #10
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Hey all,

Last week I had macht schnell lowering springs installed.

I am now starting to hear a strange creaking sound at low speeds when ever I turn the wheel. It kinda sounds like walking on a old wooden floor.
I doubt it was from over tightening; most of the suspension components are high torque.

They most likely torqued everything without placing the suspension under load which can lead to premature failure and the creaking you explained.

What they need to do is put the car back up on a lift, loosen everything, place a secondary jack under the tire or lower control arm and jack past neutral into a light or intermediate load. Once they have it under load, torque all bolts to spec.
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Could they have put the spring in upside down??
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after 1700 miles i just started experiencing the same thing.. same springs, sounds comes more often and louder from driver side.. don't know what to do as the shop that installed it is too far to take it back to. interesting to see what is done to fix yours
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I'm getting the same from my drivers front side. Not as noticeable but it's there. I was going to ask tom @ eas about it.
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Dang, I'm planning to drive 4 hours one way this weekend to get these springs install. Now after reading these complaints, its making me thinking twice.

Maybe I'll just wait for BMW M Performance HAS.
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Do you guys hear it when turning the wheel while the car isn't moving too or do you only hear it when rolling at low speeds?
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The problem is likely with the installation. The F8x front struts have a one-piece rubber boot/spring insulator (#8) that if misaligned during spring installation, it can cause the noise you are describing.



We seen this a couple of times on vehicles during troubleshooting from installs from other shops. Springs are a job that cannot be rushed, have the boots inspected by your installer just to be 100% sure.
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^^^^ So your shop is 100% sure it will not make the mistake and there will be NO noise? Cause I'm planning to come down to you or Supreme Power.

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^^^^ So your shop is 100% sure it will not make the mistake and there will be NO noise? Cause I was planning to come down to you or Supreme Power.
No issues here, installs aren't a race. Time, care and close attention is taken during installs to prevent these sorts of issues from appearing.
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The problem is likely with the installation. The F8x front struts have a one-piece rubber boot/spring insulator (#8) that if misaligned during spring installation, it can cause the noise you are describing.



We seen this a couple of times on vehicles during troubleshooting from installs from other shops. Springs are a job that cannot be rushed, have the boots inspected by your installer just to be 100% sure.
I may have to take mine to the dealer to get resolved. when you say have the boot inspected what should i tell them to specifically look for? I just want to avoid this turning into a multiple visit issue.

Also can you give an estimate as to how long i should expect this to take labor wise?

thanks for the help!
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I may have to take mine to the dealer to get resolved. when you say have the boot inspected what should i tell them to specifically look for? I just want to avoid this turning into a multiple visit issue.

Also can you give an estimate as to how long i should expect this to take labor wise?

thanks for the help!
Look for any clear signs of the boot being misaligned, pushed aside or even missing. The rubber portion at the top serves as an insulator to sit between the spring and upper strut mount.

Should be no more than a couple of hours.
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Look for any clear signs of the boot being misaligned, pushed aside or even missing. The rubber portion at the top serves as an insulator to sit between the spring and upper strut mount.

Should be no more than a couple of hours.
Great. Appreciate the quick help!
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Makes sense, so you're saying when we turn the wheel, that boot should also move and turn or should it be static?

Or just the spring supposed to move? Or is nothing supposed to move when you turn the wheel?

Is it supposed to sit a certain way only? Meaning are there grooves that clearly show where the spring is supposed to sit on that boot?

Thanks for all the help!!

I think you just found our issue.


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Look for any clear signs of the boot being misaligned, pushed aside or even missing. The rubber portion at the top serves as an insulator to sit between the spring and upper strut mount.

Should be no more than a couple of hours.
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