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Old 04-25-2011, 02:29 PM   #43
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You can't really fix spring bind. Deal with it I guess, or send em back and get a new pair.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:11 PM   #44
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Still does not explain the clunk I hear every time I turn my wheel half way.. The creaking, yes most probably the bearings, but the clunking noise I don't know about.. It sounds almost like a empty tank being hit lightly with some thing, that's the best example I could come up with.. This all happened Friday exactly a week after install..
If a bearing is bad, then it will not want to move as it is supposed to (resist movement and make creaking noise) to the point where the the spring will start turning as the wheel is turned (because the bearing is not doing its job)... then it will 'pop' because it released the tension on the spring.

I'm 100% sure you should replace those bearings.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:26 PM   #45
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Alright, so I had H&R supersports and H&R shocks installed and a week later I started hearing a creaking noise over almost any imperfection in the road at slower speeds. It comes from the front driver side. No clunking or popping, just a creaky wood sound. I can reproduce the noise when sitting still and just cranking the wheel from side to side. Would this definitely be a front strut bearing issue? I didnt have them replaced with the suspension install.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:58 PM   #46
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my noise was resolved by tightening the end links tighter and putting some foam on the sway bar
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:02 AM   #47
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The cause of the problem is not SPRING BIND (coils slapping together). The problem is most likely TUG'N"RELEASE whereby the top coil twists inside the top strut aperture creating a clunking noise. This is most likely caused by lowering with stiffer springs, that do not have enough give when wheels are turned at parking centre (low) speeds. Many strut type springs and some coilovers exhibit this problem ... esp on the Golf R32 which is heavier than the GTI. See WJ's suspension thread for more info.

http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100863

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my buddy has the same "clicking" noise problem on eibach pro-kit springs on an mk6 gti and we can't pinpoint the exact problem. it was installed by another person. all components reused except for the one time use bolts on the subframe bolts (was loosened by the installer so had to replace). on the other hand, we tackled a DIY with the same eibach pro-kit springs on my mk6 gti (took us longer than expected using 2 floor jacks and jack stands) and didnt get any "clicking" or any unusual sounds at all. all components where reused, except we didnt touch any other subframe bolts.

Note: we noticed that with the same exact car components (no other weight load) on our cars and with same eibach pro-kit springs, our drops are not exactly the same. mine is more lower by 0.2-0.25 inches. weird.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:28 AM   #48
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my buddy has the same "clicking" noise problem on eibach pro-kit springs on an mk6 gti and we can't pinpoint the exact problem. it was installed by another person. all components reused except for the one time use bolts on the subframe bolts (was loosened by the installer so had to replace). on the other hand, we tackled a DIY with the same eibach pro-kit springs on my mk6 gti (took us longer than expected using 2 floor jacks and jack stands) and didnt get any "clicking" or any unusual sounds at all. all components where reused, except we didnt touch any other subframe bolts.

Note: we noticed that with the same exact car components (no other weight load) on our cars and with same eibach pro-kit springs, our drops are not exactly the same. mine is more lower by 0.2-0.25 inches. weird.
Is one of the cars manual?
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:01 PM   #49
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Is that the same sound your having, and where they able to fix this problem..?? also i noticed that my passenger side rear seats a tad bit higher than my driver side rear, any suggestion to that as to why..? At first i thought the would settle then everything would look at same in height, but its been a week and 3 days now since installed and still the passenger side rear seats higher than the driver side.. I'm not sure why my DG springs giving me so much problem..
are you looking at your car parked in the same spot every time? mine looks different every time i get out of it at different places. i've found a lot of it depends on how level/not level a particular patch of pavement is that you park on. i can get reverse rake on mine if i pull up about 5 feet further on my driveway...
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:22 AM   #50
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are you looking at your car parked in the same spot every time? mine looks different every time i get out of it at different places. i've found a lot of it depends on how level/not level a particular patch of pavement is that you park on. i can get reverse rake on mine if i pull up about 5 feet further on my driveway...
Yeah its definitely higher than the driver side, I tried parking in any situations or type of pavement and I still get the same results .. Driver side seating on 25 and passenger side seating on 25.5. Not sure that the deal is.. Would it be possible that the springs are not seated properly on my passenger side..
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did you guys all install these yourselves or with a shop?
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Yeah its definitely higher than the driver side, I tried parking in any situations or type of pavement and I still get the same results .. Driver side seating on 25 and passenger side seating on 25.5. Not sure that the deal is.. Would it be possible that the springs are not seated properly on my passenger side..
If anything, it sounds like the problem would be on the driver side since 25" is much lower than what others are getting on the rear. 25.5" sounds more like it, so chances are the passenger side is Ok.
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Quick update:

I got an email yesterday from my dealer and they are ordering some sleeves for the springs, hopefully it will help with the spring bind noise.
Also just as a precaution I will ask them to change the bearings.

I'll keep you guys informed...
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:18 PM   #54
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If anything, it sounds like the problem would be on the driver side since 25" is much lower than what others are getting on the rear. 25.5" sounds more like it, so chances are the passenger side is Ok.
would you have any idea as to why it would be seating lower than the other side or higher..?
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Quick update:

I got an email yesterday from my dealer and they are ordering some sleeves for the springs, hopefully it will help with the spring bind noise.
Also just as a precaution I will ask them to change the bearings.

I'll keep you guys informed...
sleeves - are those like the rubber things that go on springs, lol? do you know of a part number?
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sleeves - are those like the rubber things that go on springs, lol? do you know of a part number?
I guess its suppose to be like a rubber or plastic material, someone posted a link to a site that had them but they were sold out.

I really don't think they are from VW but I'll check on that.
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