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      12-13-2010, 08:34 PM   #121
Mr. Clarkson
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Just got a call from Drew over at Hotchkis.

He confirms that both this endlink and the previous style (v1 and v2) make quite a bit of noise once the ball-joints at the ends run out of articulation room. He says that v1 was basically a race part, and made even more noise.

After admitting that it's a known issue, he says that v3 of their endlinks are due to arrive in mid February, and that I should receive that new style as soon as they get them.

This is both good and bad news. Good that they know there's a problem and are working to fix it. Bad that it's taken them 3 (so far) revisions to get it manageably quiet, and don't notify you ahead of time to expect the noises.