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OEM equivalent suspension and steering components *links inside*

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres section' started by Gray, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. andrewjeffs

    andrewjeffs

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    bizarrely,when i put mine,or alternative delivery addresses in,i thinks i live in jersey!!

    i live in devon,south west england??

    anyone else had similar problems...have tried to email them..no reply.
     
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  2. andrewjeffs

    andrewjeffs

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    Had to contact them direct to get my order..got there in the end.

    Fitted both sides upper and lower droplinks today.

    Lower links looked identical,
    but the upper links though are the right length,but are thicker in the rod,with a bigger ball and socket fixing.

    You have to hold the center shaft with a torx bit while you do these up,which is tricky with just one person.
    jacked up the suspension to take load off the links,and the upper links were on it minutes.

    HOWEVER,the fkn small bottom links were a utter bastard.
    The nyloc bolts wound out so far,then just fouled up,making it impossible to get apart..so out came the angle grinder.
    JUST enough room to get the grinder in,but it was bloody close on the passengers side.

    Whats even worse though is the bottom bolt through the arm is recessed,so you can hardly get a spanner on it.
    You cant use a bloody socket,as you have to keep the central shaft from moving with a torx bit.
    Without having any right angle ring spanners,i could only turn the nut a small amount at a time,as the spanner would barely locate in the recess of the arm!

    After about a fkn hour and a half for both lower arms,it was done...1 cm at a time!!

    I did notice the ball joint moved around very loose on my old ones, compared to the much stiffer new units.
    They were intact..just very loose...dont know if this means they were worn out?..certainly no free play in the joint.

    Hopefully this will help in restoring some of the handling polish thats gone from my R26 lately.

    Steering rack bush next,to try and sort out the vague steering.
     
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  3. GabrielZ

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  4. Justin Joyce

    Justin Joyce RSM Club Member

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    I'm guessing these parts are for 225/r26 not rs250
     
  5. Gray

    Gray RSM Moderator

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    Correct. :smile:
     
  6. Justin Joyce

    Justin Joyce RSM Club Member

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    Cheers Gray any chance you have a link for rs250 anti rotation links
    Cheers.
     
  7. Trophyboy

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    Am i right in thinking or read somewhere that the TRW JAR971 Tie Rods are not long enough (230mm) ??
     
  8. andrewjeffs

    andrewjeffs

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    if its for the mk2 then they would catch..but not by enough threads to be safe..
     
  9. Trophyboy

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    Yeah Mk2 225 Andrew. I take it we have to use genuine Renault?
     
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