Car: 2007 1.8 Type-S
Join Date: 17th August 2018
Location: Somerset, UK
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Whiteline Rear ARB problem
Advice needed from anyone who has one and fitted it themselves.
I bought and fitted a Whiteline rear ARB to my FN2 CTS. It was fitted by a skilled mechanic who has spend 40+ years building and racing rally/hillclimb cars.
After about a month, I noticed the back end had returned to the handling state before it was fitted. Took a look and the washer on the bolt that secures the ARB to the spings lower mount was stretched and had popped through the hole:
The hole the washer covers is quite large, not much smaller than the washer itself.
Is this the same for anyone else who has fitted one of these or are my components different? I cant find any other instances of this issue on this forum or the wider world of google.
I have replaced the washer with a new thicker one and added an extra bolt between the bracket and the spring mount to improve, but curious if I am alone in this.