8L > 8P > 8V
I was recently looking for shortened drop links as the FK ones on my car failed. Instead of waiting for some from FK from Germany which was going to take well over a week, I found that W639 Merc Vito drop links could be used instead. They're approximately 220mm with an M12 stud so worked perfectly on the front of my A3 Quattro. Plus at EuroCarparts with their 25% off code they were cheaper than the FK drop links too.