Suspension, Steering and Brakes Front-End Suspension Issues

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by NeilY, Sunday 31st Aug, 2014.

  1. NeilY Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi all just wanted to ask a question.

    Has anyone had problems with the front anti roll bar bushes & drop links not lasting very long ? Symptom is a quite pronounced clonking sound when you go over ruts on the road, coming from under the front wheel arches.

    This could possibly be an issue with the quality of the parts, as both were replaced within the last year, but were not original honda parts, they were from eurocarparts !!

    Does anyone know if this is a regular problem on these cars, or if there is anywhere where I can get good quality replacements, possibly other than honda as I'm on a mega tight budget

    Cheers

    Neil
     
  2. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I can't comment specifically about the car but on my last car I fitted some cheaper wishbones from a parts supplier and the bushes only lasted just over a year, so you do have to be careful what you buy.
     
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  3. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    My front ARB and drop-links were done last year on an '07, pretty common replacement after 5/6 years on the 7th Generations from what I gather. I would definitely put this down to the quality of the parts having lasted only a year.

    I would strongly recommend getting OEM replacements, if you ring HH and go for club discount it might not be as bad as you expect. That said, if you're really in a rut - you know how to buy yourself another year :Laughing:
     
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  4. NeilY Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Think I'd rather spend a bit more than have to keep pulling the dam thing apart !!!!!

    Will look into top quality ones :Smile:
     
  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    If you want the part numbers just shout :Smile:
     
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  6. NeilY Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Neil Burgess hill
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    Thanks that would be really handy :Smile: did someone mention that the club can get discount on items like these ??

    Cheers

    Neil
     
  7. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Yeah sure, just ring Holdcroft Honda and state you're a Club Member on Honda Karma - they'll also give you free shipping.

    What spec and year do you have? The part numbers vary slightly.
     
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  8. NeilY Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    It's a 2006 ctdi estate/tourer. It has 17" wheels as standard, don't know what specific model as I don't know how many versions there r !

    Cheers

    Neil
     
  9. NeilY Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Oh forgot to mention it's got the voice activated sat nav etc !!
     
  10. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Mine are non genuine been on for about a year now and it's just passed MOT yesterday.
     
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  11. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    The list prices are pretty damn high, nearly £245 at retail price. Our club discount varies between parts, but give them a shout and see nonetheless.

    ARB: 51300-SED-E01 - £135
    Droplinks: 51320-SED-013 / 51321-SED-013 - £55​

    Out of interest, can you remember how much your non-genuine parts where last time around @NeilY (and @Dave for that matter)?
     
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  12. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I might still have the receipt somewhere I think they were cheap though like around £15 each maybe.
     
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  13. NeilY Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi sorry to take a while to come back to you, but have been a bit busy.

    Have fitted new discs & pads & droplinks, afraid I couldn't afford the honda ones via the club, I went for some from my local parts supplier VKM who I have mentioned on here before, they assure me that the drop links they supply are very good quality & will last pretty much as well as ones from the main dealer. They cost me £16 each.

    Here are a couple of photos of the one of the ones I got from eurocarparts, which hasn't even lasted a year :-( which if I remember correctly were £13 each

    image. image.

    Pretty crap I think you will agree, would suggest these ones are best avoided lads !!!!
     
  14. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Best avoided indeed mate. If you can find out the manufacturer it'd be useful information for other members :Smile:

    £16 a side is a good price and I'd honestly make the same move as replacing them twice is cheaper than OEM once :Whistle:
     
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  15. NeilY Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Here you go image. image.
    Hope this is usefull

    Cheers

    Neil
     
  16. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Good info, thanks for that. Anyone who claims to be a "specialist" in everything obviously needs a dictionary thrown at their head :Laughing:
     
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  17. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You have to factor labour costs in to that or the time and hassle of do it again yourself.
     
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  18. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I was speaking for myself, that's ego bruising rusted bolt cursing sessions - which I secretly enjoy :Laughing:
     
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  19. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Well you now picked up some new methods on how to tackle those stubborn rusty bolts :Niceone:
     
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  20. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Mate can you take pictures of the Left and right one out of the box just want to see if these guys are colour coding their drop links.

    Just for information for everyone. Drop links are designed for the each side differently there construction is ever so slightly different , the right one is more beefier than the left on for RHD cars. So fit the correct one in the correct location..
     
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