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    droplink problem

    when i am lowering my mk4 astra i had to buy new adjustable droplinks, just wondering if the droplinks have to be a certain height or a certain distance away from the subframe or bottom of the car. in the haynes book its doesnt go into detail. ive fitted adjustable coilovers any advice would be great cheers

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    What coilovers did you fit and why did you 'need' to fit adjustable drop links?
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    on coilovers the distance between the bottom of the spring where the drop link fits and the hub mount are all the same surely so standard ones are ok, they are on raceland anyhow, its only above the droplink mount where the lowering occurs

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    I used to think you needed shorter links too but when I think about it now, the mounting points for the droplinks don't move so standard links are fine.
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    i was advised to do it as the plastic ones dont last long with it being lowered, if i set the adjustables to the same size as the standard ones it should be ok, i think there tecknik or something i got them off ebay for £169 am on a tight budget just now thanks for your replys

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    I too was advised to fit adjustable drop links when i fitted my coilys because going lower than 40mm it can knock on the wishbone. Iv heard you can also use focus metal links as there a little shorter.

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