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#1 Fastorq

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:59 PM

Seems to be hi lo branded ones and more budget ones.
Is there much difference
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:40 PM

yes lots. from the profile of the connection flange. to the means of making the threads in the alloy.

 

i would only fit the originals as the do improve the suspension with the standard cones.

 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:31 AM

We have the budget ones fitted and I’ve not used a genuine set so can’t comment on how the ride varies. The mount profile does interact with the edge of the cone so if there’s a difference it will be noticeable.

My comment on the budget ones is.....they’re surprisingly good quality. I’ve not had a problem adjusting them after a couple of years on the car and the materials have stood up without obvious corrosion or degradation. The real-rest will be when it comes to changing the knuckles, if they’ve either corroded in place or deformed.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:42 AM

We have the budget ones fitted and I’ve not used a genuine set so can’t comment on how the ride varies. The mount profile does interact with the edge of the cone so if there’s a difference it will be noticeable.

My comment on the budget ones is.....they’re surprisingly good quality. I’ve not had a problem adjusting them after a couple of years on the car and the materials have stood up without obvious corrosion or degradation. The real-rest will be when it comes to changing the knuckles, if they’ve either corroded in place or deformed.


For what they are , it's difficult to see how budget ones could be any worse than branded ones.
I suppose grade of alloy could be a difference or quality of machining or dimensions maybe?

Which ones have you got .. Did you have to machine them (that's not a problem for me)
I could probably make a set myself if I had a pattern but the budget ones are so inexpensive.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:07 AM

We’ve got the ‘standard’ units from Somerford - ASU001 and 002.

No machining, they just fitting.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:44 PM

 

We have the budget ones fitted and I’ve not used a genuine set so can’t comment on how the ride varies. The mount profile does interact with the edge of the cone so if there’s a difference it will be noticeable.

My comment on the budget ones is.....they’re surprisingly good quality. I’ve not had a problem adjusting them after a couple of years on the car and the materials have stood up without obvious corrosion or degradation. The real-rest will be when it comes to changing the knuckles, if they’ve either corroded in place or deformed.


For what they are , it's difficult to see how budget ones could be any worse than branded ones.
I suppose grade of alloy could be a difference or quality of machining or dimensions maybe?

Which ones have you got .. Did you have to machine them (that's not a problem for me)
I could probably make a set myself if I had a pattern but the budget ones are so inexpensive.

DavidR

 

rolling thread is more costly than cutting thread.






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