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will i need shorter drop links after lowering my car?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DOLPHIN DIESEL, May 15, 2010.

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    [May 15, 2010]
    just thought id ask as i know some people change the drop links for shorter ones from a different car once theyve lowered their suspension (my brother put mondeo ones on his polo after coilovers), i need new ones anyway as i cut them in half to get the front shocks off when they wouldnt come free

    any advise would be great
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    You cut them in half???

    Was the bolt seized or what?

    Any drop links we have removed have been easy peasy!!

    You wont need shorter droplinks by the way if you are lowering it.
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    i dont usualy do things like that but it was a pain in the arse, its been easier to completely strip down my mk2 golf than do the suspension on the a3

    cheers for the info mate
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    [May 15, 2010]
    If just fitting lowered springs then its the top part of the car that comes down as opposed to the bottom part going up in relation to where the drop link attaches to so they will still be the same length. Not sure about how coilovers are attached though.
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    [May 16, 2010]
    its coils mate, but if nobody else changes them then i wont bother, well, i will have to change them now (dont think theyre much use cut in half) but just for standard items

    cheers people
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    [Dec 16, 2011]
    did you ever fit shortened drop links?? mine came with them. about an inch shorted then standard. but i need some new ones :( if you bought some, where did you get them from please??
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