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Ok, well me and my friends took out all the shocks and adjusted them to 1/2 turn, installed camber kits, and cut the bump stops. The ride is so much better then when I had my Konis set to full stiff before. My shocks actually travel now, but I'm getting a wierd squeaking noise like when the shocks DO travel. Does anybody have any idea what this could be a result from.

And for those that have been following my suspension upgrade.... everything is starting to get to just where I want it. The car rides perfect and never bottoms out around turns unless I hit something like a huge puthole or a role in the road. It's just perfect, and the ride is perfect stiffness, you can just feel the road, yet there is no body roll. At least it's better than when I had them set to full stiff, cause I think that having the shocks travel a little actually helps our cars out around a lot of corners. The rear camber kits were incredibly easy to install, and helped out a ton. My rear tires used to visibly look way off and now they look almost right on. My goal was to have everything done by Hot Imports Night here in Seattle on April 13th, but that's obviously not gonna happen cause I'm still having some other problems, and have more painting to do that won't be done. Oh well though, in time it will come :cool:.
 

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make sure all the springs are in the upper strut mounts all the way. My rear left spring squeeked over overy bump so i jacked it up and pulled the spring down really hard wiht my hards and moved it over easy as that. and no more squeeking at all! Did you install the front chamber kit yourself and how hard was it?
go check really good to see if all of your springs are in the pearch right and if thats not it then lube up the joints and stuff that helped to.
 
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Thanks Cody, well actually, I had a mechanic install everything for me the first time (minus the rear camber kits, he didn't do them cause he said that I should have the alignment shop do them :p, whatever. The alignment shop wanted to charge me an hour a side for the rear camber kits to be installed, and it took us no more than 5 minutes a side. They are just bolts that you take out and put washers under. We took everything apart though and put it back together except the front camber, so I still couldn't tell you how to do that. I'm gonna go to the alignment shop on Monday. Later.
 

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It sounds like its your camber kit. Did you get a kit with Polyurethane or rubber bushings? The polyurethane kits are better than rubber but they also squeak if they are not lubed a bit. Sorry but for the life of me, I cant remember the kind of lube you should use. I would just call your local shop and ask them what kind.
 
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Yeah, you were right!!! I sprayed some WD-40 and it went away!!! Now I just need to find out what the actual proper lube is.
 
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