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Help - Replacement Front Drop Links for Car lowered with Coilovers

k1ano Jun 7, 2018

  1. k1ano

    k1ano Member

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    Coilovers strike again !

    I have (I think) FK coilovers which have different front drop links to OEM. My car has failed its MOT due to failure of these - the garage can't source replacements as they don't have a part number or equivalent and their suppliers can't match them by length.

    Has anyone got an equivalent replacements from another make/model ? I had one replaced a few years ago but that garage didn't tell me how they sourced it ... My other option is to buy OEM and cut/sleve and weld them shorter (I believe shorter anyway !).

    Any help sharpish would be appreciated so I can order some for a re-test. I will get searching to see if there are any other threads unless I could be pointed at any.

    Martin
     
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  3. S3AMJ

    S3AMJ OEM+ Team Brilliant Black Audi S3

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    Hi Martin, have you got a picture for us to have a look at?
     
  4. k1ano

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    I’ll dig one out later and measure it ... I found another post saying DPM (is that right) maybe stock shorter drop links ?

    M
     
  5. S3AMJ

    S3AMJ OEM+ Team Brilliant Black Audi S3

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    Yeah DPM stock all sorts of suspension setups for our Audi’s. You can get shortened and adjustable drop links.
     
  6. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    A3 or S3?
     
  7. k1ano

    k1ano Member

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    It’s S3...

    Total length of drop link is 28cm, bolt centre to bolt centre is 25cm.

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    S3AMJ OEM+ Team Brilliant Black Audi S3

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  9. k1ano

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    Looking at a set on e-bay STANCE branded various lengths inc. 260/270 etc. seem like the right fitment specifying Audi and various SEAT models.
     
  10. S3AMJ

    S3AMJ OEM+ Team Brilliant Black Audi S3

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    As per above link
     
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  11. k1ano

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    Great thanks, just posted about those too ... Yes car is lowered on FK coilovers, current drop link are shorter than OEM - lengths as above but recon the 260 ones you posted that I also just found would be OK :)
     
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  13. S3AMJ

    S3AMJ OEM+ Team Brilliant Black Audi S3

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    Glad I could help, hope those or similar do the trick at least now you know there not OEM.


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  14. vanilla_ice

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    Does anyone know if the drop links mentioned above would be suitable for a Bilstein B8 & H&R spring combo?

    I seem to get through standard items quite quickly, or is that to be expected?

    Thanks
     

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