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Have had to do drop links on both the Xantia and the C4 Pic recently (well the C4 still to go on, but they're waiting in the garage!). Aftermarket ones have a bad reputation - generally and personally - I've had plenty that knocked out of the box, and failed catastrophically in a short time. OTOH Citroen want £35 a side for the Xantia :twisted: (mind you the original NS link lasted 154k...!). So I found some Meyle links on e-bay for the C4 - they are listed as heavy duty, and supposedly have a 4 year warranty, and still reasonable priced, so I have given those a go. The supplier http://carpartscentreuk.co.uk/ lists the earlier type on e-bay (probably not the very early ones!), but not the later (2 x 90 joints) ones - and the on-line catalogue is next to useless unless you have the OE part number. However, dropped them a mail, and they had them in stock (£29 a pair) - ordered them early afternoon, on the 23rd, and they arrived Christmas eve in the morning!

I'll update the post to let you know if they live up to the billing!
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RichardW wrote:

I'll update the post to let you know if they live up to the billing!
So we'll know in 2018 if they outlast their warranty? :shock: :twisted: :rofl2:
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For what its worth the Lemforder droplinks I fitted nearly two years ago show no signs of wear or rattle, although they've only done 8000 miles so far. Can't remember where I purchased them from though!
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Same here, Lemförder is absolutely the best, number one 8-)
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i agree(and i know cause ive used cheeper ones)Lemförder are excellant
99 silver 2.1td exclusive xantia
99 red 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia..
00 black 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia
99 blue 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia
06 silver 1.6 hdi vtr c5
57 blue C4 GP 1.6hdi exclusive
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Moog, Lemforder, or even Febi Bilstein often outlive the original components on several makes and models.
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The Lemforder ones on the Berlingo are knackered after 18k miles in 18 months.

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thats good!
its the road condisions theses days i think..
i do my best toavoid pot holes..i must look like im driving a chicaine lol
99 silver 2.1td exclusive xantia
99 red 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia..
00 black 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia
99 blue 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia
06 silver 1.6 hdi vtr c5
57 blue C4 GP 1.6hdi exclusive
08 black C4 GP 2.0hdi vtr
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It's worn the drop links out before the tyres!

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Post by addo »

Which vendor supplied yours?
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Whichever is the closest place to DickieG's... ECP I think.

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Post by addo »

I wondered if it were ECP.
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do u mean ecp are currupted or something?
99 silver 2.1td exclusive xantia
99 red 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia..
00 black 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia
99 blue 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia
06 silver 1.6 hdi vtr c5
57 blue C4 GP 1.6hdi exclusive
08 black C4 GP 2.0hdi vtr
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It has been rumoured that some of their branded parts (I.e. Lemforder) are just cheapo Chinese copies in branded boxes.

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excuse my lack of knolage i didnt know that...
99 silver 2.1td exclusive xantia
99 red 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia..
00 black 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia
99 blue 2.0 hdi exclusive xantia
06 silver 1.6 hdi vtr c5
57 blue C4 GP 1.6hdi exclusive
08 black C4 GP 2.0hdi vtr