Badger5JMB Retrofits
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Droplink?

  1. #1
    [Dave B]'s Avatar
    Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,987

    Droplink?

    Does anybody know what a droplink is with relation to an A3?? According to m dealership I need two new ones for my car but I haven't a clue what they're talking about? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Jon
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Windsor
    Posts
    180

    Re: Droplink?

    I think they are the links that go between the anti roll bar and track control arms, could be wrong though [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Jon.

  4. #3
    Khufu's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    West coast of Scotland
    Posts
    5,693

    Re: Droplink?

    yup that is what they are, although I believe on the quattro versions they connect to the suspension under the spring as opposed to the control arm and are therefore twice as long (prob twice as dear) as 2 wheel drive version.

  5. #4
    [Dave B]'s Avatar
    Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,987

    Re: Droplink?

    Does anyone have experience of them being knackered? i.e is it a common problem?

  6. #5
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Northern monkey
    Posts
    168

    Re: Droplink?

    i think awesome do adjustable ones, think they where about 70 ish

  7. #6
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    1,361

    Re: Droplink?

    Drop/connecting link is one of these except obviously in one peice. The result of my crash, making it infinately adjustable. It is possible for these parts to wear but more likely for the bushes to wear out.

  8. #7
    [Dave B]'s Avatar
    Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,987

    Re: Droplink?

    Many thanks for the pic, it makes it much more obvious what you mean [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]....only problem is they have replaced these and it is still making the same noise!?! i'll have a whole new car by the time they have finished!

  9. #8
    Drill's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Land of Good Beer, and better Roads :-p
    Posts
    928

    Re: Droplink?

    I thought this was a droplink? Different type perhaps??

  10. #9
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    1,361

    Re: Droplink?

    [ QUOTE ]
    Drill said:
    I thought this was a droplink? Different type perhaps??


    [/ QUOTE ]

    Could well be, but that version is only fitted on the Quattro and S3, the one thing I'm not sure if on the TQ and S3 if they use a combination of the two as the Etka parts info is kind of confusing, it shows both with only a variation on chassis numbers.....strange.

  11. #10
    Drill's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Land of Good Beer, and better Roads :-p
    Posts
    928

    Re: Droplink?

    Well if it helps any, I was all up underneath my car on Saturday, and didn't see anything like your pic [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

  12. #11
    [Dave B]'s Avatar
    Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,987

    Re: Droplink?

    Luckily they're doing all the work FOC as they have messed me about so much, it did help that I wrote a 2 page complaint to the general manager [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]...so far i've had:

    1.New front bushes (not sure which ones)
    2.New Anti-roll bar
    3.New front drop links
    4.Currently fitting something new at the top of the front suspension mounts

    I'll have a whole new car soon. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile_smoking.gif[/img]

  13. #12
    Drill's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Land of Good Beer, and better Roads :-p
    Posts
    928

    Re: Droplink?

    [ QUOTE ]
    Currently fitting something new at the top of the front suspension mounts

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Huh? Such as what?

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

  14. #13
    [Dave B]'s Avatar
    Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,987

    Re: Droplink?

    Good question!? I should find out later today when I get an update, so i'll let you know. All i know is i'm without my car and driving a 1.6 A4 which is painfully slow and uninvolving [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO