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Hello everyone,
I purchased my 2012 sedan V used and the person that had it before me had bc racing coilovers on it and now they seem to be pretty wore out. Every morning I drive it to work the front struts have a really loud squeak when going over speed bumps and I was just wondering, would it be worth the cost of going back to the oem magnaride suspension system or would i just be better off rebuilding/replacing the coilovers that i already have on the car. The squeaking only seems to happen on my first drive every morning on the way to work.
 

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You're better off rebuilding or replacing the coilovers IMHO.

Mag ride shocks will cost more than a new set of decent coilovers, plus the ride height sensors and electronics if any of that needs to be replaced.

I've been pretty happy with the KWs

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Going back to stock won’t fix your cold shock noise. Search “cold shocks” and you’ll find a lot of people with the same issue you’re describing on stock suspension.
 

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oh so this is a pretty common issue then, is there a fix for it or is it something i should just learn to live with?

Dumb question but are you sure it's the dampers making that noise? It's that time of the year when it gets cold and everyone is asking about the front control arm bushings squeaking on bumps.
Im not totally sure what it is honestly, i just assumed it was my coil overs being wore out.
 

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The noise is almost certainly not from the struts/shocks. As others said it is probably one of the bushings. Usually, the upper control arms on the front are shot. Also sway bar. If it makes noise when driving over a bump with one tire on both sides it is probably the sway bar bushings. It is worth changing them anyway if they have not been changed. They are cheap and easy to do. The urethane bushings people put in on the upper control arms were a giant pain to put in for me. I recently changed my struts/shocks all around to the mag ride for about $1200 total in parts. We have such great struts I didn't want to replace them with aftermarket.
 
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