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do worn track rod ends affect ride height?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by snagglerat, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. snagglerat

    snagglerat New Member

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    Hi people
    I've just had a new set of sport shocks fitted that are meant to be 25mm lower front n back, but I've just got it home and the front end is higher than original with the back end looking lower as it should. The garage said it needs new track rod ends but I wouldn't of thought it would make too much of a difference, or would it???
    Any help in this would much appreciated!
     
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  3. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Give the new springs a chance to settle too.
     
  4. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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    No nothing to do with how the car sits...
     
  5. phil miller

    phil miller Active Member

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    After you lower a car or fit new shocks and springs its a good idea to have the tracking checked/adjusted, as your TREs are worn they are saying to you get them replaced and have your tracking done :)

    iirc Track rod ends are £8 each, for the sake of £20 id get them changed dude
     
  6. snagglerat

    snagglerat New Member

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    Yeah I did think that but it looks ridiculously high and the back looks a lot lower than before
     
  7. snagglerat

    snagglerat New Member

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    Thanks Dave.
    I'm sure it'll settle tho thanks guys
     
  8. snagglerat

    snagglerat New Member

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    well, i'm not sure how long i'm meant to let new shocks settle for but it's been 5 days now and they haven't settled down at all. the back end looks just how i wanted but the front end is probably a good inch higher than standard, and considering the new shocks/springs are meant to be 30mm lower than standard i don't think they're gonna go down that much. anyone got any ideas???
     

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