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Is changing droplinks on a C3 relatively straight forward ... ?
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Essjkay wrote:Is changing droplinks on a C3 relatively straight forward ... ?
Yes.

They link the anti-rollbar to the suspension strut and can make a hollow knocking noise that sounds like something much bigger than they actually are when they get bad.

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And they are not very expensive from Euro Car Parts.com (click here), or find some here on eBay.

Fit suspension parts in pairs ;)
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Relatively straigtforward job - however a tip - as the droplinks are under tension when car is jacked up - loosen bolts of droplink - then refit wheel - lower car to ease tension on droplink then its easy to remove slot new one in and loosely tighten - then jack up again - remove wheel again and tighten the droplink to the required torque - then refit wheel - repeat on otherside as best to change in pairs
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Essjkay wrote:Relatively straigtforward job - however a tip - as the droplinks are under tension when car is jacked up - loosen bolts of droplink - then refit wheel - lower car to ease tension on droplink then its easy to remove slot new one in and loosely tighten - then jack up again - remove wheel again and tighten the droplink to the required torque - then refit wheel - repeat on otherside as best to change in pairs
Thank you for the tip.
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I have just had my MOT done and the advisory i got was very slight play on the nearside ARB drop link, i have no problem doing the job myself and a new pair of links costs virtually nothing, but i was wondering, does the brand of these links matter, or will they all be of a similar standard, the ones i have found range from £8 ish per pair for the standard issue ebay stuff to around £18-£20 for febi and delphi mounts, should i spend the extra on the well known brand or just go with whatever is cheapest?
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My experience of cheap drop links isn't good. Unless you are thinking of selling the car fairly soon, I'd go with a good brand.

The cheap ones I've had in the past have only just lasted over the guarantee period, it's always the bushings that perish for me.

For cheap parts like drop links I'd go genuine or OEM quality, I don't like doing the job twice.
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Missing Lincs wrote:My experience of cheap drop links isn't good. Unless you are thinking of selling the car fairly soon, I'd go with a good brand.

The cheap ones I've had in the past have only just lasted over the guarantee period, it's always the bushings that perish for me.

For cheap parts like drop links I'd go genuine or OEM quality, I don't like doing the job twice.
thanks for the advice, i went with febi links in the end so hopefully they last a long time and make the handling even better :D

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