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Freelander 1 Anti-roll Bar Retainers

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by andyfreelandy, Jan 10, 2020.

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  1. andyfreelandy

    andyfreelandy Well-Known Member

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    All anti-roll bars that I have seen suffer from damaged or corroded 'collars' to prevent the bar sliding through the rubber mounts.

    I am about to fit my powder coated suspension bits, which includes an anti-roll bar and was about to make some split, drilled and tapped collars to fit when I found these !

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4PCS-Spl...hash=item3650a46b2a:m:mXUYnEl-2Fmet3qrPK2m8HQ

    Anti-roll bar is 0.81 inch diameter and so 13/16 inch should be a pretty good fit.
     
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    Very nice find, thank you sir.
     
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    Good find Andy. At that price, it's not even worth me making them to sell. :(
     
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    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    They will look a bit more professional than jubilee clips too.
     
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    They will look a bit more professional than jubilee clips too.
     
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    Been there done that :)
    arb.jpg
     
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    they can even be used on the bolts on spot lights to try and stop the thief's must get the right size though
     
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    Just reviving this thread briefly here. I've recently fitted collars to the ARB (great tip @andyfreelandy ) on mine but I'm now trying to source poly bushes that aren't a fortune. Whilst searching, I've discovered some suppliers selling poly bushes for the early narrower bar only (up to -YA models), and others simply stating "fits all models 1998-2006". My concern would be ordering from one of the suppliers saying "fits all models" is that it won't actually fit the 1A+ models.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?
     
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    Early bars are indeed thinner. Weirdly later poly bushes are a load more expensive as you have found.
    Why not stick to OE rubber replacements?? They last about 18 years in my experience!! That is what I fitted when I fitted the refurb bar and collars.
     
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    There are some poly on sale on eBay now for like 7 or something. Might perform better. I have both and in my experience poly are harder to fit.
     
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    I fancy some as I feel there are two places on the freelander where it would benefit from poly rather than standard - the diff front mount (which I've done) and the arb bushes. It's not the end of the world at all though, I'll just go for OE ones if I can't find any that aren't reasonably priced.
     
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    The only ones at that price I can find on ebay are for the early bar, unless you have a link?
     
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    I put the earlier ones on mine. There's only 1mm difference in diameter in the ARB, so the poly bush just clamps a bit tighter on the bar.

    Mine are fine, and have been in for a couple of years now.

    Use some plumbers silicone grease to lubricate when fitting. ;)
     
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    I'll give those a go then.

    I presume they are split?
     
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    Yes they're split. ;)
     
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    Anybody wants two of these for a fiver? Ordered 4x.
    Delivery included. Surplus
     
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