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RHD Centre Drag Link

Post by jps635 » Fri May 07, 2021 7:15 am

Would like to know where you folk in the UK and Aus source the above. Replaced mine a few years ago but (like the Brucey post says) the bushes don't last that long so needing another. WN don't appear to have.
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Re: RHD Centre Drag Link

Post by daz635 » Tue May 11, 2021 3:38 am

Just bought one for my 1986 but have not fitted yet

Could not find one in Australia so got one from rock auto in the US. Cost was around $130 shipped to me

https://www.rockauto.com/en/partsearch/ ... 2211129017

Band was Delphi TL97 BMW code 32211129017

Just had a look and they only have one more in stock
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Re: RHD Centre Drag Link

Post by jps635 » Tue May 11, 2021 10:05 am

Thanks for that. Nabbed that last one.
When I get the current one out will see if I can' get it modded for next time. It's a bloody nuisance these crapping out after relatively low mileage.
(Look at the price for this out of stock Meyle in Aus https://runautoparts.com.au/bmw-e24-e28-centre-tie-rod)
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Re: RHD Centre Drag Link

Post by Pod » Thu May 27, 2021 10:30 pm

Bl**dy expensive, but cheaper if you use their offer of ......"or 4 interest-free payments of $0.00" =;

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Re: RHD Centre Drag Link

Post by jps635 » Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:15 pm

I installed the Delphi. PIA as access to the joint on the driver side is difficult, busting my splitter in the process. Alignment was then quite aways out even though tie rods were not altered, meaning the ball joint centres differ from the lemforder.
Given these are now like hens teeth I got the failed lemforder joint rebuilt by a certified shop so now have a good spare for the future. ($300 kiwi, about 150 GBP)
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Re: RHD Centre Drag Link

Post by nick88highline » Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:04 am

I replaced my centre drag link 100,000 miles ago and it's still in perfect condition.
I wonder if there are certain factors which make it wear out faster?
For example, I NEVER turn the steering wheel if the car is stationary as this puts great stress on the steering components.
Do large heavy alloy wheels with wide tires reduce the life as well?
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Re: RHD Centre Drag Link

Post by TimU » Thu May 12, 2022 8:48 am

I placed an order today from ClassicBM in Melbourne, Australia who stock a RHD specific part.

Centre steering tie rod / Track Rod / Drag Link (32211129017).
https://www.classicbm.com.au/product/ce ... 211129017/
Product number: 32211129017
Brand: Trucktec (high quality aftermarket)

Centre steering drag link, right hand drive specific.
Please note: BMW painted these in a dark red colour to denote them being RHD specific. LHD are black (32211129014 for reference)
This item is painted black due to being manufactured along side LHD ones in the factory, however it has been manufactured to suit RHD vehicles specifically.
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Re: RHD Centre Drag Link

Post by Pod » Thu May 12, 2022 11:48 am

TimU wrote:
Thu May 12, 2022 8:48 am
Centre steering drag link, right hand drive specific.
Please note: BMW painted these in a dark red colour to denote them being RHD specific. LHD are black (32211129014 for reference)
This item is painted black due to being manufactured along side LHD ones in the factory, however it has been manufactured to suit RHD vehicles specifically.
That's a useful thing to know. Of course, being in England, I've only seen the red ones on my cars!

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