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#1 hardy1812

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 07:05 PM

As title but I’ve looking changing the front and rear drop links,, rears look shot fronts look okish lol,,, I put the part numbers in from ford 7zap and it comes up with plastic type for the fronts ??? Are these better or worse than the metal type which are currently on all round at the moment???

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#2 raynkar

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 07:41 PM

In my experience the plastic ones last longer.


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 07:45 PM

Plastic drop link on my mk3.

 

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#4 DavieWeegie

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 07:47 PM

my car had plastic front drop links from new, I went through a phase of thinking "well these are metal so they must be better" but I was wrong, the metal ones dont seem to last as long and when they do start getting loose you get much more pronounced knocking. the plastic ones tend to last longer and when they get loose they dont knock near as loud as metal.

 

stick with plastic ones on the front and metal on the back.


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#5 hardy1812

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 06:18 AM

Big thanks gents I’ll order the plastic ones and the metal for the rear 👍🏻👍🏻

#6 mondeo df

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 10:52 PM

I'll second the plastics. Was sceptical at first but now got both my Mondeos on plastic and the suspension has never been so quiet. 



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Posted 09 August 2020 - 10:54 AM

Hi

 

I found a Jaguar dealer supplied the Ford items for less money.

 

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 01:03 PM

But buy the proper replacement Ford nuts too! They don't come with the droplinks unless you buy pattern parts--and those nuts just aren't the same quality.:unflanged and only half the depth.
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Posted 09 August 2020 - 04:22 PM

The knackered metals I removed had 15mm nuts. The plastics came with 17mm nuts and appeared good quality, but I didn't really look too closely at them. 

 

Been on the wife's car for a few yrs now. Had to take the driver's side off recently when I replaced the alternator and it came off and went back on ok.



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Posted 09 August 2020 - 08:15 PM

Cheers gents ordered the plastic ones. Febi bilstein ones £17 each and just some cheap £12 rears hahaha




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