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Changing drop links -degree of difficulty
« on: September 12, 2018, 09:46:02 PM »
Hi all
Just curious and wanted to ask given its a cheap part what the level of difficulty is on changing a pair of drop links

Many thanks
Peter

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Re: Changing drop links -degree of difficulty
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 08:44:41 PM »
As far as I'm aware it's literally a case of jacking it up unbolting the old one and replacing it. Main sticking point would be corrosion making them hard to remove or jacking up one side at a time and putting load through the bar making them nearly impossible to remove.

Local independent garage did the pair on mine for 70 odd quid which I thought was reasonable given Hodgson wanted 150 for one.
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Re: Changing drop links -degree of difficulty
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 01:16:25 PM »
its not difficult at all. Worst case you can get the nut off so just cut it off. You put an allen key in on the drop link so it holds it in place while you take the nut off. Run some WD40 on the nuts as well before you start

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Re: Changing drop links -degree of difficulty
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 01:16:25 PM »