Help with drivetrain noise! Please!
So i just recently lowered my GC Laredo with springs (about 1 inch front and 2 inches rear). I did the install myself and everything went fine. At one point it felt like the driver side drive shaft popped out, but it slipped straight back in with no problems.
At the same time I installed a set of Factory Reproductions Goliath replicas 20x10 on all four corners.
So, the first 100 miles or so i had no problems everything ran perfectly. Then i started to hear a clicking / light clunking noise at low speed, and hardly any throttle. It slowly got worse over the course of another 30 miles, so i stopped using the Jeep and tried to find the solution on here. Luckily there was a member who had a similar issue and turned out to be loose wheel nuts. So i went ahead and tightened them all up to 100 lbs/ft again as they had become slightly loose. At this point the noise went away, hurray!
Today, after another 50 miles I started to here the clicking noise again, so i torqued the wheels up to 130 lbs/ft. Again the noise went away but this time only for about 20 miles until the noise was back.
I've double checked all the wheels and all the nuts are on tight, and i don't want to go any higher than 130 lbs/ft as that's the factory recommended and i don't want to damage the wheels either.
Also,how much play should there be in the drivetrain? I know a little bit is normal, but how much is a little bit in this car?
I'm able to pull the front driveshafts in and out by about 0.5 - 1mm, and i can rotate the driveshaft about 1 - 2mm back and forth (measured from the top of the disc brake) before it engages the teeth in the gear and starts turning the opposite wheel.
Any body here able to give me a hand? It's my only car and i can't live without it.