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Broke lower Shock stud - seeking info on delta link/trailing arm

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Re: Broke lower Shock stud - seeking info on delta link/trailing arm

Post by callahanoffroad » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:23 pm

So this happened to me a few years ago. Took it to my local suspension shop, they cut the stud off and welded one off of the front stabilizer shock for a Jeep Wrangler. Worked perfectly for no less than 100k miles. Cost me about $45. Never broke but I ended up donating the car so who knows how long it worked in the end. Forever? Hahahaha
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Re: Broke lower Shock stud - seeking info on delta link/trailing arm

Post by smacknab » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:26 pm

callahanoffroad wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:23 pm
So this happened to me a few years ago. Took it to my local suspension shop, they cut the stud off and welded one off of the front stabilizer shock for a Jeep Wrangler. Worked perfectly for no less than 100k miles. Cost me about $45. Never broke but I ended up donating the car so who knows how long it worked in the end. Forever? Hahahaha
Interesting! I'm going back to a welding shop in my neighborhood today, but i was wondering what other type of shop could do this type of work.
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Post by callahanoffroad » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:11 pm

smacknab wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:26 pm
callahanoffroad wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:23 pm
So this happened to me a few years ago. Took it to my local suspension shop, they cut the stud off and welded one off of the front stabilizer shock for a Jeep Wrangler. Worked perfectly for no less than 100k miles. Cost me about $45. Never broke but I ended up donating the car so who knows how long it worked in the end. Forever? Hahahaha
Interesting! I'm going back to a welding shop in my neighborhood today, but i was wondering what other type of shop could do this type of work.
Probably anyone with a welder and an angle grinder :lol:
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Re: Broke lower Shock stud - seeking info on delta link/trailing arm

Post by smacknab » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:33 am

erikv11 wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:23 am
. This would be a good time to put in a factory rear sway bar if your car doesn't have one. And consider replacing the TA bushings which are mostly shot in all P80 cars but are much easier with the TA on the garage floor in front of you.
Got an extension welded on today but you're totally right, the bushings are completely shot. I found play right before I dropped the car back down.

Since you said it's easy to remove and replace, my thought is maybe pull a complete trailing arm with good bushings or pull one and replace all the bushings with it off the car, then drop the old and out the new one on. I'd rather not have the car half apart in my driveway for too long...
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Re: Broke lower Shock stud - seeking info on delta link/trailing arm

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:31 am

Info from Keith earlier this year on delta links - 5 hours listed for both sides
Well I did the Delta link end bushing change. It took me a total of 5 hours to do both sides. I did not buy the special tool I made one from a steering wheel universal puller and a piece of bed frame angle iron. Worked like a champ. If anyone is interested I can take a few pics and go further into the process and how I used my own tools. No welding, no bending.
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Post by smacknab » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:36 am

abscate wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:31 am
Info from Keith earlier this year on delta links - 5 hours listed for both sides
Well I did the Delta link end bushing change. It took me a total of 5 hours to do both sides. I did not buy the special tool I made one from a steering wheel universal puller and a piece of bed frame angle iron. Worked like a champ. If anyone is interested I can take a few pics and go further into the process and how I used my own tools. No welding, no bending.
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The trailing arm end links seem like they're in fine condition, but I have up and down play on atleast one of the inner arm bushings, so that's the one I'm gonna do. Robert DIY said in a video that they're accessible without a tool, but I haven't found clean info in how to do these interior bushings yet. If you know of any threads for these ones that'd be super helpful!
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Re: Broke lower Shock stud - seeking info on delta link/trailing arm

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:01 am

I think you replace the whole 'traverse arm mounting' with these parts, have to make the usual decision about Meyle vs Volvo for bucks

I don't think labor should be too bad if you work the hardware carefully - you have learned that lesson, I think

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Re: Broke lower Shock stud - seeking info on delta link/trailing arm

Post by smacknab » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:10 am

Hey Steve, I ordered the Meyle parts left and right last night, should get here by this weekend. Hoping to be done with the suspension soon so I can utilize the free alignment and be done with it all.

If there is no DIY with pics already in existence, maybe I'll do a write up for this one!
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Re: Broke lower Shock stud - seeking info on delta link/trailing arm

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:49 am

See if you can warm up those bolts with propane today.

Dont let the torch heat anything above the melting point of the plastic gas tank nearby. 15-30 seconds tight on the bolts,cool for a few minutes, then hit them with PBB for the weekend.
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