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Best Drop Links

Post by Sleeping Giant » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:39 pm

Since owning my 2017 Caddy I’ve been working through all the annoying little jobs that need doing. I’ve now come to one of the last jobs the rear drop links. The rear end is knocking like motherf#*^er and I’m unsure which ones to get, I’ve not been able to find much info on what people/members have used on theirs.

Can anyone recommend a a good after market part? adjustable?Or should I go OEM?

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Re: Best Drop Links

Post by Doc » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:04 pm

Original spec rears are quite tough, I find the ARB bush will fail before the drop links.
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Re: Best Drop Links

Post by Sleeping Giant » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:09 pm

Cheers Doc

Is anyone running eBay adjustable ones? I’m always a bit unsure about products but thought I’d ask.


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Re: Best Drop Links

Post by Doc » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:17 pm

I wasn't even aware there was such a think for the rear.
I've found from experience that adjustable drop links don't last as long as the OE specification version.
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Re: Best Drop Links

Post by dutchy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:44 pm

Doc wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:04 pm
Original spec rears are quite tough, I find the ARB bush will fail before the drop links.
You're right about that Doc,
replaced the drop links this week, rear arb is still knocking.
Gonna replace the bushing now.

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Re: Best Drop Links

Post by Sleeping Giant » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:25 pm

Replaced my ARB bushes for power flex ones about 2 weeks ago and I’m sure it’s even worse than it was before.

I was thinking it might have something to do with the pony pro sport coil overs it has on it but I can’t seem to see anything wrong with them.


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Re: Best Drop Links

Post by peely » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:53 pm

Is your knocking on the front or back ?? Mine is knocking on the rear and I’ve changed my shocks to gaz and it’s a lot better but it’s still faintly there , when I put the new ones on loose I still had slight up and down play on the bottom bolt/nut fixing to the axle , anyone had any issues with this , do they shim the sleeve a little maybe ??
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Re: Best Drop Links

Post by sheepy92 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:45 pm

Doc wrote:Original spec rears are quite tough, I find the ARB bush will fail before the drop links.
I had a pair of oem ones from tps around 18months ago and 1 has started knocking this week but i spose it could be roads around by me and i fly over speed humps Image

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