Coilovers, drop links etc.?

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Coilovers, drop links etc.?

Post by Danjk » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:36 pm

Hi guys,

trying to get as much information as I can to get ready for fitting coilovers.

At the moment Im about to order stance+ for my 2012 1.6tdi Caddy. Ive been researching everywhere and finding small amounts of information regarding a few extra bits that may be needed and I was hoping some of you can share your experience with these.

So in order to fit these coilovers I will possibly need centralising plates? Has anyone fit/not fit these?

Adjustable drop links, are these absolutely necessary?

Spacers, will this depend on the wheels going on after coilovers are fitted?

If the information ive gathered is right, will i need all of these to correctly fit and use coilovers?

Thanks for any help that you guys can give me

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Re: Coilovers, drop links etc.?

Post by caddychris2002 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:31 am

Ive dropped mine approx 70mm IIRC on the front using AP coilovers . I run 225/40/18 tyres with et44 wheels.

I needed the plates on the rear. I have fitted (about a year later) adjustable drop links from vanstyle. They made a huge difference to the way the suspension felt on the front.

Setup neutrally the suspension feels more plush as the ARB isn't under tension like it is with standard drop links, but this is all relevant to your brand of coilovers and where they weld the plate on your ARB attaches to.

Hope this helps

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Re: Coilovers, drop links etc.?

Post by Danjk » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:29 am


Thanks Chris, and did your plates make much of a difference? Ive ordered everything I listed above exctept the spacers. Will be wearing the factory steelies for a while because the tyres are good
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Re: Coilovers, drop links etc.?

Post by caddychris2002 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:04 pm

You.mean the centralising plates? Yeah reduced how much they scrubbed the arches

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Re: Coilovers, drop links etc.?

Post by Danjk » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:44 am

Cheers for all that info Chris 👍

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