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Old 04-09-2011, 11:26 PM
Bighomedog11 Bighomedog11 is offline
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Default Werid Popping sound

Hey, I just lowered my ford ranger with the DJM 3/4 kit. I notice after i lowered it when i turn one way hard it will sometimes make a popping sound, not always but sometimes. I am wondering what is causing this?

I also notice that my tires are leaving a mark on the road/ driveway when i drive. Like a skid mark when i am driving

Why is that?

There was no popping or anything before when i had it stock.
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:21 AM
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Default Re: Werid Popping sound

did you get an alignment? did you get everything tight? sounds like it might be a tie rod end, or its just out of alignment.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:47 AM
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Default Re: Werid Popping sound

No, I did not get a alignment yet. Yes i made sure everything was tight.. Do you think my problems are being caused because i need a alignment?
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: Werid Popping sound

The drop beams will cause your wheels to toe in, you need an alignment, without one the truck is going to bumpsteer like crazy everytime you hit a bump, not to mention toe will wear the crap out of your tires.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:24 PM
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Default Re: Werid Popping sound

I got a alignment and that fix my problem! But i notice i get alittle popping sound its because my upper ball joint is going bad.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:37 PM
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Default Re: Werid Popping sound

The alignment shop should have told you to replace the balljoint before they did the alignment because a bad balljoint can throw the alignment off.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:13 PM
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Default Re: Werid Popping sound

They said it is not bad and wont effect the alignment.
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