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Drop links

Post by RichardW » 30 Dec 2013, 23:20

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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Re: Drop links

Post by daviemck2006 » 31 Dec 2013, 01:06

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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Re: Drop links

Post by Mandrake » 01 Jan 2014, 12:36

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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Re: Drop links

Post by VertVega » 01 Jan 2014, 13:13

Same here, Lemförder is absolutely the best, number one 8-)

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Re: Drop links

Post by taffy » 01 Jan 2014, 16:09

i agree(and i know cause ive used cheeper ones)Lemförder are excellant

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Re: Drop links

Post by BX » 02 Jan 2014, 17:43

Moog, Lemforder, or even Febi Bilstein often outlive the original components on several makes and models.

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Re: Drop links

Post by Northern_Mike » 02 Jan 2014, 19:52

The Lemforder ones on the Berlingo are knackered after 18k miles in 18 months.

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Re: Drop links

Post by taffy » 02 Jan 2014, 20:00

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

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Re: Drop links

Post by Northern_Mike » 02 Jan 2014, 20:15

It's worn the drop links out before the tyres!

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Post by addo » 02 Jan 2014, 21:14

Which vendor supplied yours?

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Re: Drop links

Post by Northern_Mike » 02 Jan 2014, 21:57

Whichever is the closest place to DickieG's... ECP I think.

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Post by addo » 02 Jan 2014, 23:29

I wondered if it were ECP.

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Re: Drop links

Post by taffy » 02 Jan 2014, 23:44

do u mean ecp are currupted or something?

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Re: Drop links

Post by Northern_Mike » 02 Jan 2014, 23:57

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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Re: Drop links

Post by taffy » 02 Jan 2014, 23:59

excuse my lack of knolage i didnt know that...