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Old 03-02-2017, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Lamby View Post
I have an annoying knock, I know its one of these bolts. Perhaps lower or Upper control arm or ARB links. I am going to get under there an check every single one of them and tighten them buggers with my torque wrench.

Cheers for the info.
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:27 AM
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Thanks Rokit, Everything is new, I even have Powerflex polly bushes installed on the control arm, yes, firmer ride, not by much and feels more M3 than X5 in the corners but then again my bushes in the CA where shot. So any new part would feel amazing. Everything is tight underneath now, and no issues. I am a happy camper because nothing more embarrassing then pulling up at a set of traffic lights in a nice car only for a loud, clunk as you come to a stop.
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Old 11-19-2020, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by razorboy View Post
The source of all my pain (wobbling under brakes and creaking / cracking noises was lower control arm inboard nuts / bolts not tightened to spec.

They were way loose compared to the prescribed torque
Before you do anything to find a wobble or front end noise, make sure everything has been tightened corrlectly. This was the source of months of frustration and some unnecessary spending before I found the culprit
So three years later, I'm chasing a similar problem - a sharp click I can hear and feel through the floor every time I hit the brakes. Definitely from the lower front right side. Checked calipers, front thrust arm etc. - nothing. Used Google to search Xoutpost and found my way back to this thread, shot outside and checked the lower control arm inner bolt. Not loose but maybe only 50-60Nm. Torqued it up to 100Nm and bingo! - noise gone.

Odd, as I've never touched this bolt. I did remove the left-side bolt when I changed the CV boot on the left a few year back (and I re-checked that today - still at 100Nm).
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