Hey everyone...I'm the proud owner of a 2010 JKU Sport. I've owned a Grand Cherokee and a Commander, but, this is my first Wrangler!
I've got two questions I'm hoping someone can help me with:
1. There seems to be a clicking or popping in the steering column? The dealership is telling me that's "normal" for Wranglers and there is nothing wrong. Any truth to that?
2. I put a ProComp lift kit on it and ever since the lift kit was installed, there is a lot of "creaking" & "popping" when turning and when the suspension "flexes" at low speeds. This is driving me crazy!!
I truly love my Wrangler ( I bought it used about 2 months ago and it was completely stock when I got it), but, if this popping and noises continue, I may consider getting rid of it!
Pro Comp lifts aren't very good. Usually when you buy a cheap lift, bad things happen. It's the single most important purchase you'll make when modding your Jeep.
That said, you're Jeep's gonna make noises. Clunks, squeaks, rattles. Especially a manual. They're windy, sometimes even when the doors/roof are on. Some peeps find em difficult to drive, and not particularly comfortable. More than a few leak like colanders.
But none of the things I just mentioned would cause me to consider selling mine. If they're fixable, I'll fix em. If not, I'll live with em. Maybe it's just me.
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
That makes sense, but all the noise is coming from the rear end. At the highway and driving at normal speeds on straight roads, no problem. But, as soon as I'm driving slow, turning, or when the suspension is "flexed" there is a terrible "creeking" noise coming from the rear end! Someone asked me if it was the hardtop "shifting" and maybe that was causing the noise? Is that even possible?
1 thing you should learn quickly is lifted jeeps are prone to odd noises, clanks and clunks etc. They also ride differently. Follow the links to fix your steering clunk, common issue on Jk jeeps, no biggy
Have you found a solution to your problem yet? I've installed the same lift on my 2012 wrangler sport, and except for the steering column, am experiencing the same noisy rear end! There isn't a lot on the web about this kit either... I've just been turning up the stereo to drown out the noise lol but it would be nice to find a solution!
I don't know if this would cause a problem, but when I put the spacer lift in my 2013 Sport, the instructions said to mark the the position of the bottom end of the springs so that they were reinstalled in the same position as they originally were.
2013 Sport S , BFG KM tires,Pro Comp 7005 wheels, Body Armour Rock sliders, Rugged Ridge light bar and Warn lights, Trucklites, Rubicon shocks , Daystar 3/4" spacer lift