RE: shock noise

John Lagnese jlagnese at
Sat Dec 20 21:35:02 PST 2008

How do you check them? How easy of a change is it?

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From: 200q20v-bounces at [mailto:200q20v-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Daniel Wing
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 3:09 PM
To: 200q20v at
Subject: shock noise

Don't spring for shocks until you are absolutely, positively SURE it  
is not just the bushings in the lower arm of the rear suspension.
That is what clunks in my rig have always been, here in bumpy dirt  
road Vermont. Lots cheaper, and it will burn you up to replace the  
shocks and still have it clunk.

> well, the car ran fine, but of course something had to happen on  
> the way home. i hit a pothole on the freeway and now a rear koni is  
> clunking. gonna take a look at it today.
> i jumped up and down on the rear bumper. nothing, but of course i  
> weigh 145 lbs and the car weighs 3500 ;-)
> i think koni has lifetime rebuilds? i'm not the original owner of  
> the shocks though.

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