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All front control arms replaced, front now sitting marginally higher??

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by DALE_AVANT, May 20, 2013.

  1. DALE_AVANT
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    Is this normal? Had all 8 front arms/2 drop links/2 tie rods replaced, and four wheel alignment done......Feels like a new car though
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    Not sure if it's normal, but good to hear it's much nicer. Mine is driving like a bag of nails at the moment, but I don't think my alignment was done well when I lowered it. I've also considered replacing all control arms etc to renew it all.
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    where the arms tightened with the car on the ground or on a a drive on ramp?? if not the bushes could be stressing whichmight cause it to sit higher
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    Dale, how much did you pay for all of the arms? If you don't mind saying.

    mine are due, along with track rod ends and top mounts etc
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    I was going to suggest what Ian has.
    Mine was the same to be fair - even though it was all tightened when the car was under load.
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    maybe that's how it was from the factory and everything has flopped as it's got older........... ooo errrr missus
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    Pretty sure the mechanic would've tightened up the correct way. Sitting maybe 10mm higher than I'm used to on the factory Sports suspension, probably is how it should be then?
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