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Old 08 Jan 2005, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anti-roll bar link fitting.

Hi all
Just bought some rear anti-roll bar links (whiteline KLC 19 41) from: http://www.jap-innovations.fsnet.co.uk/ in Oldham. Top place I could spend in there.

The fitting instructions say "To fit, first raise and support the vehicle on a level surface with the wheels at normal ride height. That is DO NOT raise the body alone. Then replace the original links for the new."

Is that the same as not jacking it up at all? or putting it on ramps?
I could do it in a pit in a garage.?
Just looking for a walk through guide.

Everyone says its easy 2 do them, but its generally pissing it down at this time of year.
Just looking for a little help.
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Old 08 Jan 2005, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is the same as not jacking up at all..... or using a pit
if you let the wheels hang there is a lot of weight/tension on the links and when released I believe the wheels will drop....... making it near impossible to fit new links.....

I am sure Nelson knows exactly the reasons and pitfulls :wink:
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Old 08 Jan 2005, 10:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've just changed mine which took me no more than 15mins but I've got a pit :wink:
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Old 08 Jan 2005, 11:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Petes bang on the money - If the wheels drop down and the body is lifted it would no doubt be ok to remove the old drop links but you wouldn't be able to fit the new ones. I am going to be fitting a set of Drop Links and uprated ARB tomorrow but found this site very helpful for some tips on what to do. Ramps are a good idea

http://www.stefanostadal.homedns.org...suspension.htm

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Cheeres m8 for your time. Kev
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 10:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Right then as we are on the subject of drop links etc....


Are they worth while or can you fit them to the Bug Eye..... Always here the benifits of these on Classics
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 11:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Always worth it Pete - I mean the uprated ones are polyurethene rather than rubber - loads more taught and don't flex as much an uprated ARB will make a difference too

Rubber does wear and I don't know of one person who has fitted them and not stated how much of a difference its made the car
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 12:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well worth doing IMO - doesnt take long, but use ramps or pit

a tip - wd40 the nuts the day before - can be done by just leaning under and they come off dead easy
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 03:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip mate - bit late for me unfortunately, I did however use WD40 - left the bolts for about half an hour - first bolt undid no problem next bolt (on the drop links) was a tad stiff and I ended up burring the edges - I think its seized A 14 socket will now not undo it. So I have had to leave them for now and will no doubt have to take it somewhere to get the bl00dy bolt removed ops:

Well the intention was there
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 09:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Nelson - screwfix direct sell nut removers for a few quid - it is a socket that surrounds the nut and has a screw through the side that penetrates the nut head to get a grip. You then undo it with a ratchet - worth a try
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Thanks for that mate - I think I'll go have a looksey at the Screwfix site
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Drop Links and Front and Rear ARB's arrived this morning

Fit this weekend..............Hopefully
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Ten Min Job with a ramp.

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Old 14 Jan 2005, 08:57 AM   #14 (permalink)
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with normal 'diy' ramps, it took me about 2 hours to do the front and rear bars and links

much easier with a proper lift like that one!
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Ten Min Job with a ramp.

Whats with the silver boxy bracket thing..... (not looked under my car yet) that looks new as well :?:
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