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I'm having a problem with my front-end. Whenever I hit bumps or potholes etc., I'm getting a knocking noise coming from both front wheels. I jacked the front-end up to check if it was my ball joints - no issue there. I also checked my tie-rods too - same result. I'm thinking my shocks might be shot, I don't know.
I've had my 2.5 tcg leveling kit on for over a year know with the original shocks in place. So I'm wondering if this might be the culprit.
My truck currently has 43k miles on it. I'm taking it to a local shop this Monday to see what the problem may be. It could be the ball joints -or- tie rods, I wasn't to confident in how I tested them.
Any advise from the pro's???
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2007 Silver Dodge Ram Hemi 4x4 QC ThunderRoad
Alpine and Infinity speakers
Hellwig Anti-sway bar
2.5 TopGunCustomz leveling kit
True Flow CAI
They have a pivot like a ball joint...they wear out and make a clicking-knocking sound over sharp bumps....replace with Moog greaseable ones and they'll last way longer. As for checking them...un bolt them from the control arm and check the pivot on em....if they move loosely with little resistance they are shot. Check for damage to the rubber booots on em also. Hope this helps
05 Hemi 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 Sport
Atlantic Blue Pearlcoat
Cherry Bomb Extreme w/ Dual Exhaust
Cooper Zeons, Bushwacker Street Flares, Cortex Tuned
With a 2.5 inch leveling kit the stock shocks have become limiting straps for the front end. The knock is the shock reaching full extension when the wheel travels down an extra two inches more than the shock was designed to move.
I had the same issue. Loud knock over potholes and bumps when I installed my leveling kit. New shocks 2 inches longer corrected the problem.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500
2" Prothane Leveling Kit, K&N Drop In, 45rfe to 545rfe TCM swap