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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by dre_S3, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. dre_S3
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    i paid over double that not long ago. great find
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    Thats a bloody bargain. Id buy 2 sets and run them top and bottom like i have.
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    Yeah I was going to buy them when I saw them up for £150 but forgot and they put the price up again glad I waited now but thought I would let peeps on here know as they won't be there for long at that price
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    lol I like a good find :) I did think about buying 2 but I have a set of 4 new tierods sitting here and one pair has super pro bushes so seems a waste not to use that pair at least
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    Good find there, might have to grab some myself :)
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    Compbrake ones by the looks and well cheap... nice find assuming they are not cheap for a reason :)

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    I would rather have S3Dave's tie bars
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    Cheers Andrew,

    They seem a good bargain though, although you will get a "rose joint rattle" in a few months time, unfortunately
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    Will that effect the way they work as I don mind a little rattle
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    I have seen the compbrakes one in the link and just don't like the build with the rose joints or how skinny they are
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    Christ that is cheap, I was looking at getting some made up that look pretty much the same as that and they were going to cost that each.
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    hmmm...I have been looking to get some of these....

    s3Dave; have you got any pictures of your ones to compare against? I'd like to make sure whatever I got wasn't going to break in the future :S
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    S3daves have been tried and tested mate there good quality quite afew people run them on here with no troubles
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    I had these they were great little road Noise tho but strong etc
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    Anyone got any pictures of their setup with these / s3daves?
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    Yeah, they'll be cheap joints at that price. Decent joints will last a fair amount of time.
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    Ive had them.over a year not oné issue
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    but the thing is Sam there not cheaply made there compbrake which make quality stuff, at the end of the day £75 is not a lot and if I don't like them I can prob get my money back on ebay later on at that price
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    I have a set of Powerflex bushes on the rear. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this these rose-jointed tie-bars, I would not be using the bushes at the back?...or am I confused?
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    This tie rod set will replace 1 of the tie rods of each side, I am going to leave my upper tie rods with super pro bushes there and replace the bottom with these.
    So after fitting these you should have a spare pair of tie rods with powerflex bushes in them
    Hope that makes sense
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    cool, makes sense. Well...worth a punt!
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    How much are a set of bars s3 Dave?
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    I want my custom ones power coated! lol
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    Aww when did you start powder coating? I want red ones haha.
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    Ah ok, well if they're massively reduced then it's not bad then. Quite often peoples bad experiences with rose joints are down to companies using cheap rose joints in their products. Good ones aren't cheap but will last.
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    just buy some better rose joints and swap them out?...
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    Well yes of course but that wasn't really my point. I'm just saying that quite often parts (such as my Gruvenparts arms) use cheaper joints that develop play and rattle. I'm swapping over to bushes instead. The front tubular control arms use decent joints that should last a while. We shall see!
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    The missis has agreed to buy me some of these for my birthday ;) ready for when the coily's go on in the summer :)
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    lucky boy :p
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    Ok, so I ordered a pair and they arrived today. So thought I would post up my initial thoughts and a few pictures.

    All in all they look fine; they definitely look hefty enough. The quality of the welding is ok, but not fantastic. I might get the workshop here to beef up the welds a bit. Also, the rose joints don't appear to have any seals on them as was advertised - so who knows about longevity of them. However, because the rose joints are screwed in, I might just make an adapter to go to the poly bushes mount and do it that way once the rose joints die! Also, upon taking them apart, one of the threads is a bit rusty, so I'm going to clean it up and make sure I grease them before installation - so go ahead and check yours too.

    So, here's some pictures of how they arrived etc. Wanting to fit them tonight, but let's see what happens.

    IMAG0874.jpg IMAG0875.jpg IMAG0876.jpg IMAG0877.jpg IMAG0878.jpg IMAG0880.jpg IMAG0881.jpg
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    I have a set coming today.
    What grease are you using on them? Just copper slip?

    If you make up some adapters please can you let me know as I may be interested in getting a set off you if that's ok?
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    Yeah, just copper grease. I won't be making adapters today. I'll run the tie bars until I get annoyed with the rose joints, at which point I will make some :) I'll let the forum know if I do make any
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    Perfect.
    Thank you 😃
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    Can you explain to me what these are for - like I'm a 5-year-old? :) I'm thinking of buying Jom coilovers to lower my A3 soon. Should I invest in these?
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    If you have an A3 you won't need these. How's that?
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    Check my thread. MadMax sells bush "ends" to replace rose joints. Worth dropping him an email. He'd just need the thread size.
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    Ah, very cool :) I'll get in touch should I want to change
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    Squirrel,

    Should the ends be fully welded instead of half welded for extra strength and save water ingress?
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