I'm starting to believe it is the shock. IT has been going on since they were installed, every time I go over a speed bump or a bump in the road. It's beyond annoying! :atomic: What was the issue, did they ever say? I believe it is coming from the rear shocks, how can I isolate the problem? How did you figure out that it was them? I have been through several forums, mods, and fixing of minor issues to no success. Thank you for replying to this forum!Yup.
It's been mentioned by a few people now. Myself included. Took a little while to figure out it was the actual shock squeaking. Some get the squeak all the time and others like me only get it randomly every so often. I live with mine since I don't get it a lot, but I believe if you call TF they are aware that there is an issue and will send you a replacement shock if you find the offender and send it in to them.
I'm starting to believe it is the shock. IT has been going on since they were installed, every time I go over a speed bump or a bump in the road. It's beyond annoying! :atomic: What was the issue, did they ever say? I believe it is coming from the rear shocks, how can I isolate the problem? How did you figure out that it was them? I have been through several forums, mods, and fixing of minor issues to no success. Thank you for replying to this forum!
I can put an end to this discussion in term of what it is. IT IS THE SHOCKS THEMSELVES>
I spoke with a rep from Teraflex after sending in a video of the noise.. He instantly knew that it was the shocks. Teraflex offers a Falcon shock that places the rear shocks upside down. He admitted that early on in production, some of the units had that exact problem. I remember talking to them earlier on and they told me there was no way it could be the shocks..... Either way, problem solved and ready for peace and QUITE.
I can't speak to whether or not the design is a flaw. That's insane that you developed leaks... I wonder why they can't just tell you the truth and own up. I feel like customer service can improve in this area by simply owning the mistake and making it right. I think the new JL shocks are covered with some kind of sleeve now, maybe that takes care of everything, maybe not..??!!. In terms of mounting them the other way, they are the same exact shocks being replaced. The cap is in the same position as before.That's pretty interesting because I have always suspected the way the shocks were mounted to be quite the design flaw.
I had BOTH rear shocks develop leaks in less than 1000 miles. I sent them in and of course they covered it under warranty, but I asked them to get back to me as to why they started leaking in the first place and they never got back to me.
Anyway... I suggested to them back then that those rear shocks should not be mounted the way they are because the seal is too exposed. I'm pretty sure my shocks started leaking because I would blow all the collected dirt and snow off those tops and seals with the high pressure wand at the car wash and water would get into the outer seal and then freeze when the temperature went down. That was my theory anyway... and I never heard back from them on it.
So... are they now mounting them the other way or what (seal downwards)?
There should not be a squeak coming from the shock. I would send it in to get it swapped. Sucks having already done it thoughThat's exactly what I did. I have boots on the rear now. No leakage problems to date. Still get the squeak from the left rear shock every so often though.
Oh, I couldn't find the thread, I believe Bob Sanders fixed his that way. See if you can get a refund, I never had good luck with TF products.I tried that and it didn't help. I even special ordered the grease that TF used in the video and it still didn't help.