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Old 03-03-2014, 01:49 PM
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RRO Lift - Front End Rattle

I installed the RRO lift on my 2012 last June and there has been a pretty consistant rattle coming from the front right suspension. I've re-torqued everything and even brought it to a Jeep dealership who billed me 2 hours labor but couldnt find the cause. It almost sounds like the spacer is loose but I know thats not the case. Has anyone experienced anything like this or have any ideas? I spoke with RRO and they didnt have any suggestions. Thanks.
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Re: RRO Lift - Front End Rattle

I experienced something similar on my 2010 WK with the RRO lift. I would hear a loose sounding rattle when I would hit bumps. I originally upgraded to Bilstein HD's when I first lifted it, but just recently i went back to the stock front shocks and the rattle has gotten less severe. It is still there just allot less noticeable, I think it has something to do with the changed geometry of the suspension and the way the loads get transferred through the front end. I hope this helps...
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:21 PM
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Re: RRO Lift - Front End Rattle

Right on, thanks. The fact that its only coming from the right side and not both has got me guessing. I really dont want to take it all apart again but probably will as its beginning to drive me crazy.
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Re: RRO Lift - Front End Rattle

I installed the RRO leveling kit on our 2011 4x4 last year and recently we had the same rattle coming from the front right as well. I took the tire off to inspect and everything looked alright and tight. I put the tire back on and torqued the lugs to spec and the noise seems to be gone. Weird that it is just that one side.

We have a 2014 Ecodiesel 4x4 on order right now and I am having some second thoughts on putting another leveling kit on it.
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Re: RRO Lift - Front End Rattle

I just put on my RRO lift on about a week ago and I also experience this front end rattle. Though I definitely experienced the same rattle before the lift was put on, it was just A LOT less frequent without the lift (I'm guessing because of the suspension seemed to lean heavily on the front end before the lift). Honestly I think it might just be normal suspension noise that comes along with the QT1 package, but I just don't know. Rechecked the suspension and everything is tight. I also hear a few popping noises every once in awhile when turning very sharp, usually sounds like it's coming from the right front or back wheel (alternates), but I cant really pinpoint if it's the suspension or not. I might just be paranoid but would love any feedback from anyone with similar experiences!
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Re: RRO Lift - Front End Rattle

I've had my lift for over two years now, no noises to really speak of. Though some popping when turning sharply when moving very slowly, but I think that's more tire related than anything.
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Re: RRO Lift - Front End Rattle

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I've had my lift for over two years now, no noises to really speak of. Though some popping when turning sharply when moving very slowly, but I think that's more tire related than anything.
Thanks for the feedback, great looking jeep btw.
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