K so..we installed a RC 6" lift on the FJ a few weeks ago, went good, to it to Toyota, had them mount the tires and check things out. Alls clear! Now here's the thing...
When I am in a tighter turn with a bump or even slight bump, Im hearing a loud sound coming from the drivers side wheel/suspension area, along with the wierd loud sound, a warning beep comes from the dash. No lights come on, just a sharp beep....kinda bizzare. Now Im guessing the loud noise means its hitting the bump stop and maybe tugging on the ABS sensor which is causing the warning beep. Can anyone figure this out? I know its hard without not hearing these sounds and me trying to describe them but maybe someone has heard noises too....or something similar.
Have you actually stuck your head in to look for the spots it is rubbing/hitting?
How big a tire are you running? Have the body mount chop done?
My guess is that you're catching the body mount, or part of the wheel well. I have theories for the beep too, but none good enough to throw out.
Yeah we looked in there. There is markings from the bump stops hitting. And yes we did the body mount chop.
We are running Dick Depek 315/75R/16's
We cant see anyother place that its hitting. I may just be paranoid about the noise, because it was so smooth and quiet when it was stock...lol. Now it pops and beeps and cusses at me.
perhaps an abs or trac warning from a difference in wheel speed? rare but possible. maybe an abs sensor is getting pinched. does the tire rub or come close to rubbing at any point in the turn?
We were thinking it was the ABS sensor too. No lights come on, it just makes a short high pitched beep....maybe saying "ouch"....or "You son of a honkey, dont turn so tight"...I dont know. If only FJ's could talk.
How aggressive did you get with the chop? Also, look at the fender flares and see if you are rubbing there. I had to do the chop three times before I finally got it rub free under all conditions. Also had to do a bunch of trimming to the plastic fender flares and remove the mud flaps. Have any pics of your chop?
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