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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2016, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Knocking noise from front suspension, what haven't i changed?

OK i have a 2008 BK.

I have changed the following items and still have a knocking when doing slow manouvers.

Bilstein B8 dampers
Mazdaspeed Springs
Lower Wishbones
Droplinks
Top Mounts

What else could the knocking be?
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outer tie rods maybe
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^^They call endlinks "droplinks" across the pond.


I'm going through the same thing right now though. After installing eibach springs all the old OEM front suspension parts finally started giving up and I've been getting a knocking since then. Been spending the past month troubleshooting. As for your problem:

Outer/Inner Tie rods?
Loose sway bar mount?
Motor mounts? ~50% of my knocking noise ended up being from motor mounts (idk which one I replace all at once).
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Update: My knocking was from a loose lower control arm bolt (even though I've never replaced it). I didn't notice the play in it until I got it up on a lift.
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