Yes. You can hear it inside and outside of the car.Is it a really loud popping? When it happens, people stare and have made comments about it.
I believe you are correct. This comes up each winter. I believe some have (at least temporarily) eliminated the problem by over tightening the lugs. It has something to do with the geometry/camber of of the front end and the PS2's.My understanding is GM said to torque the wheels to 158 ft. lbs. and not the standard 140 ft. lbs. Maybe another member will verify this, please.
While it's worse in the cold, you're likely to hear it even after it warms up. Remember, it's a function of front-end geometry, sticky OEM rubber, and a large contact patch. When you're backing out of a driveway or space and execute a 'K-turn" and crank the wheel one way or the other, your outside tire is covering much more ground (rotations) than your inside tire. That inside tire can skip along the pavement or surface, causing the audible popping sound.yes, I noticed my popping as well.any suggestions? winter is just about over here in York,Pa..so will I hear that sound when the weather warms up? what I still hear it in the spring time?