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Banging Rear Suspension

I've got a '03 Boxster S in near perfect condition or so I thought. The only problem I have with it is that if I try a full or even near full throttle start from a dead stop the rear suspension sounds like a '60's Detroit car with leaves and no traction bars. By the way, the car is a manual with about 55k on it and I don't sidestep the clutch. Anyone else have this problem? Shocks are good but possibly that center engine mount?

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Hello and welcome to the forum! Which suspension components have you ruled out? Is it just a sound or are there some mechanical issues that go along with the sound? Does the car perform/drive differently?
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Haven't ruled out any suspension parts except the shocks. In normal driving it is fine. It's as if something was moving up and down and banging into the body or stop. Similar to wheel hop in those '60's cars.
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Could be trans mount. Front mounts, when worn out, will sound like that.
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..... possibly that center engine mount?
That's my guess, based on your description. Very common. Relatively easy fix.

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Right...brain cramp on my part. Front engine mount. It’s a DIY.
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Thanks everyone. Center engine mount sounds like the culprit.
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Don't rule out rear control arms.
My 01 S had that problem.

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