Center Pin Questions

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hambone
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Re: Center Pin Questions

Post by hambone » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:17 pm

How many miles do you have on the new centerpin?
Man there are so many naysayers about the Meyle Turkish part. I am hesitant to use the damned thing, especially considering the terrible roads that are part of my "commute". I want a part that will last until I croak.
Did you check your drag link? They go bad too, with lots of play under the boot.
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Re: Center Pin Questions

Post by dtrumbo » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:56 am

hambone wrote:How many miles do you have on the new centerpin?
200 miles short of 10,000. Honestly, I haven't checked it, but the steering play I experienced before is still gone. Now just a pull to the right.
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Re: Center Pin Questions

Post by hambone » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:14 pm

Thank you! Man I am so "on the fence" about using the Meyle one. It was free but I just don't know if I can trust it.
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Re: Center Pin Questions

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:48 pm

hambone wrote:Thank you! Man I am so "on the fence" about using the Meyle one. It was free but I just don't know if I can trust it.
Install it. You will know if there is trouble if the new pin just slides right up the new bushing'd hole. If it needs to be tapped a little, consider that a good sign. Lubricate the bejeezus out of it when you are done.
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hambone
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Re: Center Pin Questions

Post by hambone » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:52 pm

Meyle drag links open up a whole other kettle of fish. Same deal apparently.
Germansupply sells Brazlilian, supposedly the best quality. It's either that or Chinese.
Do you know that Meyle is now selling PRC manufactured stuff?
But it looks like German drag links are NLA. Bummer eh?
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