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Old 12/6/11, 10:21 AM
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Noisy Front Suspension with Snow Tires on

Hey guys - I've only had my snow tires on for a couple weeks and this is my first time with 'em, so bear with me if I should know this but...

With the snow tires on, the suspension really creaks a lot under moderate to hard braking pressure from maybe 15 MPH down to full stop. It sounds like it's coming from the front only, but I could be wrong. A couple other notes:
  • Tires/wheels are Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 and Ford Racing '07 GT-500 look wheels, both the factory 18" size
  • Lugs were torqued to 100 lb/ft and have been checked repeatedly since installation
  • Tires are at 32 PSI
  • Temperature has ranged from 25-55 since I've installed them and the noise has happened throughout that range
  • Car has 19,000 miles on it and has about 8,000 miles on the current alignment.
  • Car is bone stock other than the wheels/tires.
Hope somebody has some brilliance! Thanks in advance.
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There is a TSB out for clunky control arms sounds like that may be what your issue is. Do a search for info or take it in to the dealer to see what they say.
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There is a TSB out for clunky control arms sounds like that may be what your issue is. Do a search for info or take it in to the dealer to see what they say.
Thanks - I'd thought about that but can't figure out why the snow tires would make the noise suddenly happen. Unless it was more due to the temperature, not the tires.
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Originally Posted by kylerohde View Post
Hey guys - I've only had my snow tires on for a couple weeks and this is my first time with 'em, so bear with me if I should know this but...
With the snow tires on, the suspension really creaks a lot under moderate to hard braking pressure from maybe 15 MPH down to full stop. It sounds like it's coming from the front only, but I could be wrong.
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Thanks - I'd thought about that but can't figure out why the snow tires would make the noise suddenly happen. Unless it was more due to the temperature, not the tires.
Definitely have your Ford dealer look at this, kylerohde! If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to PM me.

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Definitely have your Ford dealer look at this, kylerohde! If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to PM me.

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Will do, thanks Deysha!
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Will do, thanks Deysha!
Awesome! I'll keep a look out for your PM, kylerohde.

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