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Looked at all I know to and cant figure it out.
What is the orange bar running front to back called?
Have some movement so starting the where / why process.
Seem in pic below...

 

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Thanks for that. It's now developed some slight movement over bumps and rattlng agains the plastic under cover plate beside the exhaust near the rear.
Ang my bad as thought was a suspension / sway bar type part.
 

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Thanks for that. It's now developed some slight movement over bumps and rattlng agains the plastic under cover plate beside the exhaust near the rear.
Ang my bad as thought was a suspension / sway bar type part.
...and that's the part that will put your lights out, if something damaged the outer shell and cut into the actual wiring.
 

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OK, so the noise was not from orange power line against plastic skid cover.
It was from the new Gabriel rear shocks, maybe 3500 miles old. Clunking sound from rear so took off G shocks and bits of the orange bump stops fell out of each. Swapped sides and reinstalled and same clunking sound.
Put the stock shocks back on and no noise. But back to bouncy house ride 😁
 

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OK, so the noise was not from orange power line against plastic skid cover.
It was from the new Gabriel rear shocks, maybe 3500 miles old. Clunking sound from rear so took off G shocks and bits of the orange bump stops fell out of each. Swapped sides and reinstalled and same clunking sound.
Put the stock shocks back on and no noise. But back to bouncy house ride 😁
Had similar clunks from the rear when I put on my BCs, turned out it was the hatch struts, wound the stops out about a half turn and it went away.
Stiffer springs and shocks will cause more vibrations transmitted to the body of the car, resulted (for me) in the old creaky struts rubbing as the hatch bounced around over speedhumps.
 

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Thanks for that info and I checked and tried the hatch bumpers one of the first things, as I had read similar before. Didn't make any difference in my case.
 

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He's another rear shock question. I've seen several posts stating " are the same rear shocks " and online seller links.
After some clicky using RockAuto site...
Gabriel shows 11-16. Monroe shows 11-15. FCS shows 11-12 and then no fitment at all for 13+.
Also, some show additional applications to the FIT while others dont..
Just curious if there are indeed differences or all the rear shocks are the same for our CR-Z ? I want to remember reading for 2013+, that Honda made the suspenders a bit firmer.
 

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AFAIK as far as stock rear shocks are involved, all years use the same ones. The only difference in terms of stiffness would be the HPD ones if there is a difference. When you go coil over, then there maybe more options. There was one guy on here who claimed he had some kind of specialist who was going to rebuild/customize his. But it may have all been hype.

He's another rear shock question. I've seen several posts stating " are the same rear shocks " and online seller links.
After some clicky using RockAuto site...
Gabriel shows 11-16. Monroe shows 11-15. FCS shows 11-12 and then no fitment at all for 13+.
Also, some show additional applications to the FIT while others dont..
Just curious if there are indeed differences or all the rear shocks are the same for our CR-Z ? I want to remember reading for 2013+, that Honda made the suspenders a bit firmer.
 
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