Whiteline end links klc38 are poor quality

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Whiteline end links klc38 are poor quality

Post by rallyak » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:10 pm

I bought these a year and a half ago and wasn't happy with them. They rusted so bad that on one end on each side is seized and the end link is bending. The side that's not seized has a lot of slop in it and banging on every bump I hit. I'm not sure if it my environment or not meant to get wet. White line generally is a good brand, I wouldn't waste your money on these.
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Re: White line end links klc38 are poor quality

Post by kimokalihi » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:40 pm

Is that stainless steel? I've heard that whiteline is really only midrange quality.
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Re: White line end links klc38 are poor quality

Post by rallyak » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:11 pm

I thought it was, or poor quality stainless. I figured it would have lasted longer.
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Re: White line end links klc38 are poor quality

Post by kimokalihi » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:41 pm

I'm not exactly impressed with whiteline myself. The quality seems just "ok", not excellent which I would expect from their prices. My sway bar endlinks were missing parts right out of the box as well, sealed bags. I'm wondering if their tie rod ends are better quality or if someone else makes them for the gc chassis. I'd like to correct my suspension geometry since my car is lowered. Probably raise it a little bit too.
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Re: White line end links klc38 are poor quality

Post by SILINC3R » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:19 pm

I will say that Alaska might have something to do with it. I've seen cars up there and there not pretty. Whiteline is a Australian company after all. I would call them and see what they can do. Sorry to see that though.
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Re: White line end links klc38 are poor quality

Post by rallyak » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:31 pm

I think Light Force lights are from there also. That another thing I won't buy again, cheep plastic, heavy corrosion in the lights wiring (took them a part and soldered every thing) then they melted the cheep plastic lenses.
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Re: White line end links klc38 are poor quality

Post by beatersubi » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:05 am

Well thats good to know. On both accounts. Seems like AK is a pretty good proving ground.
I've installed Whiteline parts on cars that I've owned and thought them to be good quality. Although, I wouldn't bother with their end-links, either style.
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Re: Whiteline end links klc38 are poor quality

Post by Legacy777 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:38 pm

Whiteline has had corrosion issues in the past. Their original light blue paint was not up to the task of protecting the steel components in the salt belts. Even their new coatings are probably not up to snuff to the Alaska or North East US environmental conditions.

I've been running their steel endlinks without any issues on my Legacy and Impreza, but I don't have the corrosion issues in Texas that you guys have up north. Also, I personally don't think spherical joints are that great for a normal road car unless they are rebuildable. There's just way too much gunk that can get in and eat them up.
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Re: Whiteline end links klc38 are poor quality

Post by rallyak » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:19 pm

I thought when I received them they wouldn't last long just the fact that there was really no way to keep the elements out. The cute boots that it comes with are almost worthless or traps crap in, the joints on the bottom are rusted in place and can not be moved.
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