Rear integral link

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Rear integral link

Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:20 pm

Hi folks,I’m having a right nightmare at the moment assembling the rear suspension,but cannot for the life of me get the integral link to slot back in between trailing arm and ball joint,to the point I’m considering shaving it down😡.is there any special way of doing this?
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Re: Rear integral link

Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:27 pm

Are you sure you have the ball joint fully home, I assume it is a new ball joint, they can be excessively stiff but need moved a bit to accommodate the integral link before straightening again so the bolt slides through. I would be amazed if the link required modified.

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