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Title says it all. Anyone had droplinks fail under warranty? I'm at 41k miles and the balljoint on the arb end of the l/h link is loose. the ball seat has worn oval w/ about 1/8" play...

Question is, is it worth the hassle of going to the dealers and booking it in for a replacement, or better to go aftermarket now?

The OEM item looks weak to me, are there better alternatives that don't break the bank?
 

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Hmm, loadsa responses there...

Anyway, ten minutes in the dealer's carpark swapped-out the link for a new'un. Parts man confirms they're weak in other applications (Impreza, earlier Foz, Leggy) but I'm the first SH to need one.
 

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Hmm, loadsa responses there... but I'm the first SH to need one.
Huh, a bit of sweet talk and you'll believe anything :biggrin:

The front ARB bushes are also prone to wear :shake:
 

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Nah, it's just I've more miles than most SHs he's sold...

Are the standard bushes poor or was it the Whiteline ones you fitted with the ARB?
 
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