Short drop links after lowering?

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Short drop links after lowering?

Post by ConorMcNay » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:40 pm

I've been on most of the day trying to lower my caddy after snapped bolts, cross threaded bolts and a lot of swearing I managed to do the fronts. Do I have to use shorter drop links on the front if so what kind do people use, my coilovers are stance plus one and the as low as they will go.

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by Stedlocks » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:25 am

I’ve got the same kit and needed lower links. I got ‘roadnutz’ ones from their website, not eBay, and it is perfect now. When setting em up, have a look on YouTube for a bloke who shows how to set them up ‘neutrally’.
It really made a difference and mine handles superbly now! I’m impressed!

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by ConorMcNay » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:01 am

Thanks for the reply, I have put normal length drop links on and they seem fine at the moment I will have to see how they go. Image

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by d8vil » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:44 pm

Hi
What about the rear suspension do I need shorter drop links ??

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by Stedlocks » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:51 pm

There are none....you need shorter shocks though.
I've got the full stance kit which has everything you need. Its a cheap kit, but after a bit of messing around setting it up, I think its excellent, and way better than the price suggests.
My reasoning was that with a two year guarantee , id be able to get four or five sets, so 8-10 years before I made the price up of one of the bigger Boys £1000 kits.....if they were pants, it would be wasted dosh, but they're not, IMHO 👍

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by ConorMcNay » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:14 pm

I've got the backs on the lowest setting and I'm getting a bit of knocking on the drivers side, everything is tight have yiu had any problems at all?

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by Stedlocks » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:17 am

Did you have the weight of the van on them when you tightened everything up?
You need to, as otherwise the rubber bushings don’t sit right, apparently.
I made that mistake first, so had to pop it on some scaffold board, to lift the back, slackened it all off (top of shock, bottom of shock, front and rear of leaf springs)then ran it forward and back, then got in the back and jumped around a bit, then back onto the blocks to tighten everything correctly.
I didn’t have a clonk from the rear though, mine was a creak. Hope this helps👍

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by ConorMcNay » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:37 am

Yeah everything is solid I'm not sure if it the exhaust catching or something like that

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by ConorMcNay » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:11 pm

I think I've sorted it the drivers side shock was loose at the bottom, thanks for the help.

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by d8vil » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:28 pm

I will drop mine tomorrow so wish me luck :D
ConorMcNay wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:01 am
Thanks for the reply, I have put normal length drop links on and they seem fine at the moment I will have to see how they go. Image

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How low did you go on the bracket ??

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by ConorMcNay » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:41 pm

I went all the way down, as low as it would go

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by d8vil » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:43 am


Mine went to low on the last hole

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Re: Short drop links after lowering?

Post by ConorMcNay » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:37 pm

d8vil wrote:Mine went to low on the last hole

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That's what I've done I think it sits just right and looks really good

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