Right, so I installed ST coilovers about three weeks ago. I had the fronts spun all the way down, which was too low and caused me to rub going over bumps of any size. Last weekend I raised it up slightly over an inch up front to match the rears, and no more rubbing. However, all the while I've had an odd sound coming from the driver side front wheel. Initially, I attributed the sound to the car’s being too low, but now it is still there. When pulling into or backing out of a parking space there is a groaning sound that seems to be directly correlated with my acceleration or deceleration. Once I'm up to speed (over 10 mph) it seems to go away, but when I go over bumps at low speeds I can also hear what sounds like a clunking noise; like something somewhere is loose. I've researched the issue a bit and I'm thinking it might be coming from the strut mount. My plan is to take off the wheel and re-tighten everything this weekend and see if that helps. I also definitely need an alignment soon, and I'm wondering if that will affect anything about the noises. And I want my dealer to fix my squeaking seat. But I don't want to take my car to the dealer if those noises are there and have them wonder if I somehow caused the seat to squeak.
Has anyone had similar experiences with coilovers on the MKVI Jetta?
Any ideas what it could be?
Should I be concerned about taking my car to the dealer if this noise is still present?