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Drop link

Post by mercedade » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:59 am

Was there someone on this site who has a pile of front drop links they were selling off? I could do with a couple - the later version, where the two ends are in the same orientation.

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Re: Drop link

Post by scoobyh123 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:50 am

How much of a hurry are you in for them Adrian? I'm currently remanufacturing some drop links using cold-cure PU but waiting on a flat wod bit at the moment to make a jig and meanwhile stripping the old rubber off, derusting etc so will be about a week before any are ready.

Alternatively https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/for-Rover-80 ... 4633344698

It's a bit £OUCH for a pair of drop links and IMHO the rubber used isn't what it should be, hence them failing quickly and my decision to remanufacture a batch.
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Re: Drop link

Post by mercedade » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:23 pm

I actually bought a pair of those ones you linked to above yesterday, but that doesn't mean I won't be interested in some PU version, as I'm not confident they'll last a long time :)
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Re: Drop link

Post by scoobyh123 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:32 pm

I'll keep you posted on the progress then Adrian! I'm also looking at an experimental version losing the outer shell of the bush itself - the reason for this is the crush tube is 15mm OD, the ID of the outer shell is 20mm and an OD of 24mm so the rubber is only 2.5mm thick between the crush tube and outer shell. Losing the outer shell and using the eye of the link as the outer shell gives 4.5mm thickness of rubber round the crush tube between it and the outer. Much more compliance to cope with the vibration and twisting of the ARB in respect to the lower arm.

I think it's this lack of compliance on the originals due to the rubber only being 2.5mm thick that eventually causes it to tear and become noisy.
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