Jeep Wrangler Noises! September 23 2015, 0 Comments
"Did you hear that?" My mom asked me while we were out cruising in my Jeep Wrangler. I had just installed my new rear bumper. I told her it was my d-rings (shackles) clanging on my rear bumper. Ever since she pointed it out I constantly heard the clanging noise, especially when I would bounce over the speed bumps in my neighborhood. It drove me nuts.
So... I decided to buy the Daystar D-Ring Islolator kit to install on the rear bumper's shackles.
This kit includes a black isolator and 2 washers. They are constructed with durable polyurethane material. They are intended to prevent rattling against the anchor points. They also protect the finish of the bumper from damage. No more clanging, so the ad said.
I installed them a week ago -- by the way -- a pretty easy and simple process. The isolator snaps onto the d-ring. Then all I had to do was slip the washers between the recovery point and the dring.
So now was the test. Will they stop the clanging? I took my Jeep Wrangler out for a test drive through the neighborhood streets over several speed bumps. My top was down allowing for me to hear any noises better. I was impressed. The clanging noise was gone. The only negative to the Daystar isolator kit is the color. They do come in red, blue yellow and black. But no purple! Maybe some day.
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