: D3 springs (squeaking/creaking) ?



kinkade
03-26-11, 03:55 AM
I was under the impression that D3 has a fix for the squeaking on their lowering springs . They have a nylon sleeve that you wrap on the top of the front springs to eliminate the noise. If you haven't requested these sleeves contact D3 so they can ship them out. If anyone has installed the sleeve's and still has noise issues please chime in. I will contact them to make sure this issue is resolved. BTW i have no affiliation with D3.

wfo
03-26-11, 09:51 AM
IMHO, would strongly recommend requesting enough material to sleeve both "top and bottom of the front springs"...that was/is "the fix" for me.

I created a thread for this very issue on my experience with same. The sleeving material is a high quality synthetic/nylon based material and resists abrasion to affectively do it's job of quieting the squaeks made form the interface of the spring and upper and lower shock mounts/perches. If you've got it, a light coating of white grease on the bottom of the contact surface of sleeves while you're in there wouldn't hurt too, but not necessary.

PhxTriode
03-26-11, 01:27 PM
WFO

Did the ass end of your car feel super soft under hard acceleration when one side of the car was loaded. Like if you where to turn aggressively to get around someone to pass?

Mine goes straight down the road but if I weight one side down under power it feels unnerving. I do have the rods as well.

nradcad
03-26-11, 01:46 PM
Ya, I'l tell ya. Something on my car has been 'off' ever since I installed those springs. So I know the high pitch squeaks are from the springs, but do you guys also have loud 'creaking' sounds as well. I'm starting that my loud creaking noise is coming from something with these springs too. It's only in the front.

So I have the sleeves. How do I use them? Are they for the actual spring?

baabootoo
03-26-11, 03:08 PM
I was surprised how well the stock rear springs were isolated from metal with a thick rubber donut at each end. I haven't started to work on the fronts yet, but are they as well isolated from metal too?

wfo
03-26-11, 04:11 PM
When giving a good ass whipping/flogging to the V Coupe or on my prior V sedan I don't/didn't experience any "undesirable softness" or un-nerving feel from the suspension using the D3 springs. I do like the ride affect. Yes it is softer but not to my disliking. The car does feel very controllable and I'm not left thinking...WTF is this?

As you know the sleeves come to you as a narrow strip of flat black fabric/nylon type material. Open up either end to find that it is shaped like a tube in which both ends are open. Simply slip one over the end of your front spring and work the sleeve all the onto the spring, leaving the end flush with the end of the spring. There should be a good 8-10 inches on each spring. The sleeve material is used to buffer the contact of spring with the rubber shock mount. This area believed to be the culprit of the squeaking. I also believe the culprit with any lowering spring on any car "over time" that "I" have experienced.

PhxTriode
03-26-11, 05:13 PM
When giving a good ass whipping/flogging to the V Coupe or on my prior V sedan I don't/didn't experience any "undesirable softness" or un-nerving feel from the suspension using the D3 springs. I do like the ride affect. Yes it is softer but not to my disliking. The car does feel very controllable and I'm not left thinking...WTF is this?

I had the recall and tires done at the same time. I just put 500 miles on then the past 2 days. I am going to have it realigned and see what happens from there. Thank for your response

wfo
03-26-11, 07:34 PM
What "recall" are you referring to PhxTriode? I'm out of loop on this one.

Realize too I'm running wttih 21" wheels so I would really sense a change in handling, which I don't to a degree I would find displeasing.

neuronbob
03-26-11, 09:39 PM
^^^^^^

He's referring to the tie rod recall on certain 2009 Vs.