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

DALE_AVANT May 20, 2013

  1. DALE_AVANT

    DALE_AVANT Member Audi A4 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group Team Brilliant Black TDi

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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
     
  2. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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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.
     
  3. Ian2012

    Ian2012 Active Member

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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
     
  4. mattyb6

    mattyb6 Active Member

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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
     
  5. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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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.
     
  6. Ian2012

    Ian2012 Active Member

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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
     
  7. DALE_AVANT

    DALE_AVANT Member Audi A4 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group Team Brilliant Black TDi

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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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