Rear Torque rods

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Rear Torque rods

Post by Shane_398 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:33 pm

Afternoon all,

Does anyone know where I can purchase the rear Torque rods or the bushings themselves if they are interchangeable ?

I'm struggling to find anything in this country

Any help much appreciated.
Shane

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Re: Rear Torque rods

Post by jifflemon » Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:41 pm

Volvo never sold the bush separately. Complete torque rods are the only way.

And yes, skandix / Poland are the main sources....

How desperate are you for them?

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Re: Rear Torque rods

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:23 pm

I too am trying to avoid EU postage at the moment until things sort themselves out.

GizFab has just started to make the > adjustable ones < which I think 16vCranna commissioned and has fitted. I'm not sure if they are a direct for OE supplement. Perhaps they might look too jazzy to some. They also don't have the ABS studs. Not the end of the world to just cable tie your ABS wiring to them. Depends where you are on the originality front.

Skandix stock levels are high.... but EU postage is a nightmare right now. Might be worth asking them about their UK post experiences thus far.

I wish you all the best getting them off... my bush cores had rusted to the axle captive studs :wall:

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Re: Rear Torque rods

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:34 pm

I read somewhere that it is only parcels TO the EU that are a nightmare due to them introducing all the new forms the day after we left. Parcels FROM the EU are ok as we havent implemented the new systems yet - due 1st April so best to order now before the import duties get slapped on
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Re: Rear Torque rods

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:43 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:34 pm
I read somewhere that it is only parcels TO the EU that are a nightmare due to them introducing all the new forms the day after we left. Parcels FROM the EU are ok as we havent implemented the new systems yet - due 1st April so best to order now before the import duties get slapped on
That's what I thought, but I went to Skandix postal rates and GB has jumped to €60 :shock:

For Skandix to post to China is cheaper :lol:

Skandalous!

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Re: Rear Torque rods

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:47 pm

Sounds like Skandalous Skandix taking advantage of unsuspecting British :kill:
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Re: Rear Torque rods

Post by edie_fox » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:54 pm

I ordered From Skandix in early January and although postage is now 60 euros and not 18, it was still sent via DHL tracked and was here in 3 or 4 days as before.

Polar Parts are the next option but just checking their store and getting a shipping estimate at checkout, it now says will not ship to UK. But, on thier eBay, it's not said no yet (I imagine it may once it comes to actually paying perhaps?). Perhaps worth a message?

R&D Car parts are a bit useless too. I placed an order with them and never heard a thing. It didn't take payment but said the order had been placed. Nothing happened after that.

Volvofan on eBay were not posting from Poland due to the postal services putting a ban on UK mail, could have changed now? Again, worth a message.

There is another seller on eBay from Germany, if you want 2 it might be worth it? http://www.ebaystores.de/autoteile-oelschlaeger

I'd say Skandix is the only hope to just get what you want within a reasonable time.

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Re: Rear Torque rods

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:10 pm

I have been shipping things round the world for work while in the UK. My advice would be to only send or receive anything with a shipper that remains the same throughout the shipping process.

E.g. DHL and FedEx have been fine as they take responsibility in both origin and destination country. Parcelforce on the other hand have “partner agents” which means they don’t really have control of the whole process.

I have had a 100% fail rate with ParcelForce (to The Netherlands and UAE).

I have had 100% success rate with FedEx (Canada)

I have had a 100% success rate with DHL (Switzerland and Saudi Arabia).

So... my money would be on Skandix, but make sure of their shipper.
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Re: Rear Torque rods

Post by MisterH » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:26 pm

That's interesting James, we have heard horror stories about DHL getting it wrong in the past :?
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Re: Rear Torque rods

Post by Shane_398 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:07 am

jifflemon wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:41 pm
Volvo never sold the bush separately. Complete torque rods are the only way.

And yes, skandix / Poland are the main sources....

How desperate are you for them?
I'm not that desperate at the moment although it is the only parts I'm missing now, I've got everything for the rear of the car suspension wise but somehow managed to overlook these rods. I will be looking to get it finished in the next couple of weeks, checked over, then in for MOT.
Shane

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07, Jeep Cherokee 2.8CRD Limited. 2016-Present day
02, Astra 1.6 8v 2005-17
01, Jeep Cherokee 2.5TD Orvis
95, 460 Si 1.8i 2006-08
98, Astra 2.0 DTI Estate
91, 440 1.7GLE 2006
90, Peugeot405 Si 2004/5

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Re: Rear Torque rods

Post by cranna21 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:26 pm

Jay-Kay-Em wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:23 pm
I too am trying to avoid EU postage at the moment until things sort themselves out.

GizFab has just started to make the > adjustable ones < which I think 16vCranna commissioned and has fitted. I'm not sure if they are a direct for OE supplement. Perhaps they might look too jazzy to some. They also don't have the ABS studs. Not the end of the world to just cable tie your ABS wiring to them. Depends where you are on the originality front.

Skandix stock levels are high.... but EU postage is a nightmare right now. Might be worth asking them about their UK post experiences thus far.

I wish you all the best getting them off... my bush cores had rusted to the axle captive studs :wall:
They should indeed work in replacement of standard items and should be able to set them to the legnth of standard units :)
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