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    Shorter drop links?????

    When lowering beyond a certain point (some peeps say 40mm, others say more) it has been recommended to me to fit shortened drop links.

    Why is this??
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    No idea.

    Not seen a problem when fitting really low coilovers with new ones yet
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    Ta lee, anyone else offer a reason why these need to be fitted?
    Vauxhall Carlton Estate - Z20LET, Greddy TD06-20G turbo, Tial 38mm external wastegate (screamer), 80mm drop, Camouflage paint job

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    If you dont fit them, then the standard generally fail - but this is only the case when dropping a lot - such as 80mm.....

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    Ok but why shorter?
    Vauxhall Carlton Estate - Z20LET, Greddy TD06-20G turbo, Tial 38mm external wastegate (screamer), 80mm drop, Camouflage paint job

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    When I wound mine all the way down, the front arb was pushed down to it's limit.
    Maybe it's to ensure there isn't so much tension.

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    As long as both sides are the same length the arb isn't under any tension regardless, its only when you corner that they are under tension.

    I just wanna know why shorter ones are better thats all
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    Is this not down to the shocks or coilovers fitted? If the drop link mount point on the shock/coilover is in a different place then you need the shortened drop link, if it is the same place as the OEM fitment shocks then you stick with the OEM drop link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    Is this not down to the shocks or coilovers fitted? If the drop link mount point on the shock/coilover is in a different place then you need the shortened drop link, if it is the same place as the OEM fitment shocks then you stick with the OEM drop link?
    Correct.

    There is no tension on the antiroll bar.

    If you remove both links you will see that you can move it up and down as much as you want.

    Its torsional forces. When you push one side down it pushes the other side into the road.
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    Reason I am asking is because I have fitted coilovers which are dropped about 80mm:


    I have been told by loads of peeps I needed shorter ones, bought some and fitted thus:


    Thing is when you lower a car the shock body goes upwards into the body, which raises the arb, you then fit shorter links which raises the arb even more until this happens:



    Now the arb is about 1 inch from the chassis rail so when it moves upwards (turning or going over bumps) it smacks against it. Original length standard links would have been fine (I killed them taking them off).

    Just want to know which muppet started this 'you need shorter arb links' and exactly why - as its a load of tosh
    Vauxhall Carlton Estate - Z20LET, Greddy TD06-20G turbo, Tial 38mm external wastegate (screamer), 80mm drop, Camouflage paint job

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