Front drop links confused ???

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Front drop links confused ???

Post by sheepy92 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:18 pm

Can anyone explain as to why the front drop links are opposite on either side nearside faces towards rear and other towards front

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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by karlos0891 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:51 pm

think thats just how they are im sure mine are like that


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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by Lister79 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:59 pm

If you’re lowered fit MK5 golf GTi drop links and it will be sorted as they mount how you’d expect them to (sided).


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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by sheepy92 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:41 pm

I have fitted h&rs 45mm droppers on front whats the reason for gti drop links

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Front drop links confused ???

Post by Lister79 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:17 am

Considerably shorter than the stock Caddy ones and are also sided (both face rear) so fit better than the stock items. Prob won’t be quite as good as the H&R adjustable ones though, as you’ll be able to set the position perfect, you’ll be able to side yours so both are facing the rear.


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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by Liam » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:16 am

the reason for the droplinks facing opposite ways is that the front shocks on both sides are the exact same part so you can swap left and right around and it still works fine so if you think about it its correct as the shock has just turned 180 degrees
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Front drop links confused ???

Post by Lister79 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:10 am

For standard shocks but once you fit coil overs etc they should be sided as the mounting bracket is towards the front of the shock body, at least that’s the case with mine.

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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by sheepy92 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:08 pm

Cheers for the info guys just gonna keep the standard ones atm till they start knocking

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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by Southcoastcaddy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:58 am

Lister79 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:59 pm
If you’re lowered fit MK5 golf GTi drop links and it will be sorted as they mount how you’d expect them to (sided).
Nice, thanks for the tip.. I just refitted some coilovers on mine and noticed the droplinks were still the original ones... Are the golf droplinks shorter?

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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by Lister79 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:38 pm

Hi mate, yeah considerably shorter than the Caddy ones.
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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by Wattsy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:42 pm

I run these from Tim at spring loaded suspension, poly rubbers last ages too, normal ones split after a while if your running low....
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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by Southcoastcaddy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:31 pm

Nice I will take a look at these..

I had to raise her by 10mm as the front lip was getting destroyed (getting in and out of petrol station etc some dips in the road..) I thought I was going to lose the front bumper completely when I went to Thruxton last year.


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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by Beaker2135 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:33 pm

Lister79 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Hi mate, yeah considerably shorter than the Caddy ones.
Are you sure they are OEM?
I have a mk5 R32 and the drop links are the same as the Caddy ie 340mm between centres
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Re: Front drop links confused ???

Post by Lister79 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:53 pm

They were bought as standard (not genuine though), I’ve never measured them so not sure about the actual length.


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