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Old 07 October 2018, 09:55 PM
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I've just fitted front and rear Whiteline drop links, and they are knocking like hell after 780 miles up to Scotland. Any tips, because I can't put up with the noise. They were fitted with no pre tension, wheels on blocks, both are adjustable. Hatch specC .
I'm going for an alignment tomorrow in Edinburgh , so would appreciate any info beforehand .
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Old 07 October 2018, 10:11 PM
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Are they catching anything?
Droplinks either OEM, aftermarket or performance should not be worn at only 1k miles.
Have been been underneath to check what exactly is making the noise?
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Old 07 October 2018, 10:16 PM
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Sounds daft but have you got the right ones for the front arms, alloy v steel ?
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Old 07 October 2018, 11:30 PM
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I put them on myself, with new WL rear bar and bushes, and supports. I took the old Cusco front bar off to clean it up, as it was rusty. It had new Super pro bushes a while ago, but the bar is 23mm and the bushes 22mm, but that has been like that for over 2 years.
All I can think is that I couldn't get my big torque wrench on the links so did them by feel. I've checked they are still there!! but it will be on a ramp tomorrow .
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Old 08 October 2018, 06:49 PM
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I assume these are the ones

Front


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As they are now ball jointed and sealed similar to OEM they shouldn't suffer the same as the older versions (exposed rose joints) through lack of lubrication.
Are all the lock nuts tight and the rear spacers in the correct position for the bar setting??
https://www.whiteline.com.au/docs/in...5370_Z5146.pdf
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Old 09 October 2018, 12:09 AM
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Thanks everyone. All sorted at alignment today. Poor installation by owner, he blames advancing age and failing eyesight, lying on the ground.
Those are them, Don. I had failed to get the lengths correct on one side, so the bolts were not sitting square; that caused a poor seat on the bar, and movement.
It feels good now.
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Old 09 October 2018, 02:23 PM
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hijacking the thread.

Anyone know the cheapest place to get OEM replacement front and rear droplinks.

leaving uprated links until I get round to refreshing the antiroll bars
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Old 09 October 2018, 03:31 PM
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