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#1 webbysdad

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  • Drives:Mk6 TD Estate, Mk6 RS 2000 4x4

Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:17 AM

Hi All,   Not posted on here for a good long while but have a question for all you knowledgable types.

Does anybody have any recommendations for makers of lower suspension arms?

My son has been having trouble getting suspension arms of decent quality for a couple of his Escorts. He has tried Borg & Beck,

which don't seem to last long and Truepart(?) which he describes as "better but still not good".

He is currently trying to sort one car which used to dive hard left under acceleration and right on over-run. He changed both arms, steering rack, ARB links, n/side drive shaft and gearbox. The box change made the most difference to where it is now driveable but still dives about. He suspects one arm is at fault still but wants to get a couple of good quality arms to try to cure the problem. We know genuine arms aren't available but does anyone have any recommendations.

Sorry for the long-winded post but want to show how far he has gone already.

Cheers guys, look forward to hearing your wisdom.



#2 Stu

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:26 AM

Ford


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#3 SLEEMAN

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  • Location:Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
  • Drives:1998 Escort 3dr Si

Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:27 PM

lemforder are a good substitute


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#4 horizon

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  • Location:South West
  • Drives:Various Escorts

Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:33 PM

Meyle seem pretty good so far


1989 MK4 XR3i

1995 MK6 Escort Track Car (GTi lookalike)

2003 Mondeo Estate

2006 Mondeo ST220


#5 webbysdad

webbysdad
  • Drives:Mk6 TD Estate, Mk6 RS 2000 4x4

Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:16 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. Our local Ford parts man say original, genuine aren't available. Where are lemforder and Meyle available from, please? 

Not heard of either of them so unsure where to get them.

Cheers guys.



#6 horizon

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South West
  • Drives:Various Escorts

Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:51 AM

http://www.ebay.co.u...tgAAOSwT6pV3st3


1989 MK4 XR3i

1995 MK6 Escort Track Car (GTi lookalike)

2003 Mondeo Estate

2006 Mondeo ST220


#7 Mex

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  • Drives:Escort Mk6

Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:15 PM

Try Compbrake.

 

http://www.compbrake...placement-pair/

 

They also have (much) more expensive versions that are adjustable and have solid bearings.  Handy if the car is lowered or he's into trackdays but not so good on the wallet.



#8 webbysdad

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  • Drives:Mk6 TD Estate, Mk6 RS 2000 4x4

Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:38 PM

We bought a pair of arms that were made by a firm called "Fahren". They seemed to have quite firm bushes and they look to have cured the pulling. The previous pair had bushes that were coming apart/adrift after about 3 months use, so cheap arms don't seem to be the way to go!!!

Thanks for the opinions, guys, much appreciated.





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