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I've had the TEIN HA's on my GT-S for some time. I recently installed my old Hotchkis rear sway bar. The car was fine, and "tight" for a week, but then this loud knock keeps coming from the back of the car, it seems to have gotten progressively worse. Just curious if anyone else has had this issue.

I know that GTS LAID had rather large issues with the front Hotchkis sway bar and the TEIN HA's, but I'm curious if anyone else has had similar issues with the rear bar.

I'm going to be dismantling the rear tonite and see what I can find out.
 

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knock? never experienced a problem like this but then again, i dont really know too much people with sways and coils. might wanna triple check all the bolts on to make sure theyre torqued down tho.
 

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I have the Tein HA's and the Hotchkis sway bar (and everything else hotchkis). The anti-roll bars are fine with the Tein HA's there should be no noise. Make sure that the bolts are tight (especaill the anti-roll bar links and make sure you put the grease that came with the hotchkis anti-roll bars in the bushings. If you put different grease in there or it they didn't come with grease (like mine didn't) go and get energy suspension polyurethane anti-roll bar bushing grease and put that in.

The knocking noise that is common with the tein and hotchkis setup is a from the front and it from the hotchkis front strut bar with it's adjsutable camber links. The way the shock head fits into the adjustable camber links is what causes this. If you don't have the hotchkis front strut bar you hace nothing to worry about.
 

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Check two-three things and see it they are the problem.

1. the exhaust. Since the whole system is tighter the exhaust pipe might be bumping the floor of the car. Because it is getting jolted harder, (I had this happen)

2. Check the heat shield at the muffler. Mine rattled against the hotchkis bar when I installed it. I had to bend the heat shield away from the bar.

3. check your bolts holding on the sway bar. If they are loose it will let the bar bang around on bumps.

See if any of this helps.
I have hotchkis sways and Ground Control coilovers, but I thought I'd throw in some advice from my problems.

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#2 is likely the problem.
 

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hey war can you help me out with the knocking noise in the front camber and the teins, i started a thread once, and you said you would get back to me, its really starting to annoy me with the knocking noise, any help is appreciated thanks in advance
 

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Hungster said:
hey war can you help me out with the knocking noise in the front camber and the teins, i started a thread once, and you said you would get back to me, its really starting to annoy me with the knocking noise, any help is appreciated thanks in advance
I will i've just been soooooo busy lately. I haven't been ignoring you I just haven't had time to get around to it yet.
 

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mine broke very badly where the bushing goes and it was very nice installed and tighten correctly... for me the Hotchkis material for the sways its not strong enough... just my .02

oh and by the way mine was doing some knocking loud noises and when i Checked my bar was dead... check that **** cause I almost had an accident... cause of the stupid bar.
 

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well it ended up being a loose end link. How the fudge that got loose is beyond me.

In any case, it does seem like for as low as my car is, the Hotchkis sways are putting ALOT of pressure on "other things". I'm also getting sick of the TEIN HA ride, or lack there of.

Are the SS's softer? I'm just to the point where I could care less about performance in this car. It's my daily driver and this crap is killing my back. what's a better option, because I want to be able to drop or raise my car at will, but would also like some ability to change the ride comfort a bit.
 

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well it ended up being a loose end link. How the fudge that got loose is beyond me.

In any case, it does seem like for as low as my car is, the Hotchkis sways are putting ALOT of pressure on "other things". I'm also getting sick of the TEIN HA ride, or lack there of.

Are the SS's softer? I'm just to the point where I could care less about performance in this car. It's my daily driver and this crap is killing my back. what's a better option, because I want to be able to drop or raise my car at will, but would also like some ability to change the ride comfort a bit.
I'd suggest just ordering new springs for your tein ha's, you can order any spring rate for something like 150 for all four. That will be cheaper and better then selling the HA's and getting the SS's
 
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