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Terrible creaking sound.

So I put a 4inch Zone Lift on my 2017 JKU and so far so good. Its been 2 months since I went wheeling and now I have this loud creaking noise coming from underneath anytime I go up and down a speed bump and creaks when from of the jeep goes up when I give it gas. Sounds like an old hinge on a door. I tried spraying lubricant but I think it got louder. Any ideas what it could be or how would I get rid of?
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Did you add any rocker panel protection. Sliders or tubes, maybe a step. If so and they attach at the body mounts you might need to grind the body mount down a little. I had a similar problem after lifting and it drove me nuts. The squeak telegraphs all over the place. It ended up being just one body mount.
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when we wheel, afterwards ( each time) we check the tightness of every bolt and fastener upon every component of the suspension.

You have to go thru the entry-level lift's components and isolate which polyurethane bushing you either did not grease thoroughly or that is fastened slightly- less that spec for it's required torque. It is likely that is what's squeeeeeking as the suspension unloads ( a common PU bushing issue).

free tip of the day is check the smaller of the included busings upon your swaybar end links.

Check all items are properly torqued that are annotated in purple here:


then , maybe stop in the Welcome Room and introduce yourself so we do not feel like cheap whores that you have used for troubleshooting this one issue then leave us forever.
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(edit: fwiw, to many cultures, creaking sounds are not terrible whatsoever; They are soothing, comforting sounds)


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(edit: fwiw, to many cultures, creaking sounds are not terrible whatsoever; They are soothing, comforting sounds)
Where were you when I had the downstairs apartment in the bad part of town? The people that lived above me were morbidly obese and every couple nights I'd hear this terrible creaking sound coming from the ceiling above me. Sometimes it would last for 20 or even 30 seconds at a time.
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Where were you when I had the downstairs apartment in the bad part of town? The people that lived above me were morbidly obese and every couple nights I'd hear this terrible creaking sound coming from the ceiling above me. Sometimes it would last for 20 or even 30 seconds at a time.
you grew to love it as they just ...grew.

I can come by and rock ina squeaky chair indefinately... if the pay is right...




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you grew to love it as they just ...grew.

I can come by and rock ina squeaky chair indefinately... if the pay is right...


Hey, I'm 1.5hrs from JKCON, y'alls have a place to stay if you can make it.
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Hey, I'm 1.5hrs from JKCON, y'alls have a place to stay if you can make it.
if only.
Trust *me; I have been doin LOTS of work , job-wise & domestically , to get me & the Jeep (& the family)properly equipped to make just such a trip.A truck +trailer is comin soon, so hold that thought, man. It probably wonít be this season but ask me that in 12 months




(* I endlessly talk about just such a trip . Itís gonna happen)





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Your problem is you bought zone. That is bottom of the barrel cheap Chinese garbage that barely holds up to tame street driving and then you went and wheeled it.
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Your problem is you bought zone. That is bottom of the barrel cheap Chinese garbage that barely holds up to tame street driving and then you went and wheeled it.
no,no. Címon, dude; you know me better by now...

I had all Rustyís ( crap) heavy duty hydraulic shocks and SS on the XJ. The crappy things wore out after 2 years . Particularly the stabilizer .

The replacement was just to test if the Rustyís SS was shot so I ordered an el Cheapo with intent to discard after wife drives a while to confirm. This is her DD and most offroading it gets is gravel driveways and baseball field access. It is ever closing in on 400,000 original and the Rustyís were part of a lift and wheel tire package ( Iíd never buy them otherwise) and were free with the 3Ē leaf pack / coil lift.

My JKU would never be allowed to have a Zone anything come near it, heh.

So, for $30 and never offroaded, the cheap, Zone stabilizer is fine. The XJ now has nice Skyjacker shocks wife loves




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no,no. Címon, dude; you know me better by now...

I had all Rustyís ( crap) heavy duty hydraulic shocks and SS on the XJ. The crappy things wore out after 2 years . Particularly the stabilizer .

The replacement was just to test if the Rustyís SS was shot so I ordered an el Cheapo with intent to discard after wife drives a while to confirm. This is her DD and most offroading it gets is gravel driveways and baseball field access. It is ever closing in on 400,000 original and the Rustyís were part of a lift and wheel tire package ( Iíd never buy them otherwise) and were free with the 3Ē leaf pack / coil lift.

My JKU would never be allowed to have a Zone anything come near it, heh.

So, for $30 and never offroaded, the cheap, Zone stabilizer is fine. The XJ now has nice Skyjacker shocks wife loves


Lol, not you that was directed at the OP. Lmao
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Lol, not you that was directed at the OP. Lmao


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If you have not yet figured out the problem, look between your spring and your frame in the front. It might be that when your spring compresses, it flexes to the side, toward your frame. once it starts to wear the paint off, it creaks just like you explained. I run into this on occasion with mine. It sounds just terrible, but its fairly easy to fix once you know where it is coming from. someone could put a piece of nylon on the surface of the frame to act as lubrication between the frame and spring.

Just a possibility.

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