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My Name: samstagmoonyham

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
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Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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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?
thanks
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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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My Name: samstagmoonyham

C3 Master
Posts: 106
Joined: Mon May 04, 2015 12:43 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)

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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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