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    Dont mean forever... Bottom bolts nacked on these and just can't budge em, might just drive it to garage to get them cracked off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Dont mean forever... Bottom bolts nacked on these and just can't budge em, might just drive it to garage to get them cracked off.
    It will be awfull to drive mate rollin around like a pig but I drove mine with a snapped anti roll bar to my mates unit wouldn't recommended it like but tue answer is yes but be very carefully mate

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    Just be careful because their will be no connection between each side.

    It will feel terrible to drive.

    Take it easy.
    And make sure you at least cable tie it out the way as last thing you want is it getting stuck

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    Cheers guys (",)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    Just be careful because their will be no connection between each side.
    Apart from a subframe

    Lee it'll be fine to drive short steady distances with out the arb connected as you wouldn't be throwing it into corners like a knob in this condition.

    All the arb does is reduce body roll when going into corners.

    I the thing I would be concerned about is if the drop links are still attached then they could become entangled in the strut, bodywork or wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John IS3 View Post
    Apart from a subframe

    Lee it'll be fine to drive short steady distances with out the arb connected as you wouldn't be throwing it into corners like a knob in this condition.

    All the arb does is reduce body roll when going into corners.

    I the thing I would be concerned about is if the drop links are still attached then they could become entangled in the strut, bodywork or wheel.
    I meant as in reaction for suspension so Cornering, bumps etc.
    Where you would usually get the reaction from anti roll bar acting to force wheel back down with the other wheel won't be their.

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    Yeah I won't be caining it, I drive like a nun anyway, try keeping it in 30+ mpg as only do short work journeys...

    Putting suspension back in tomo, I'll attatch the one side but drivers is still jammed so ill cable tie it out of way. get em changed wed once the other set are delivered...

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    Just may sure that everything is going to be clear of the wheels bud as a stray drop link could do a fair bit of damage

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    In a relatively straight line it will be acceptable up to 50mph
    Where you encounter corners you will want to keep to no more than 40mph
    Equally, after roundabouts or similar (where you have to turn the steering wheel left then right, or right then left) you may want to stop and check the bar itself has not become dislodged, but this is very unlikely if the bushes and clamps are still connected

    The main issue will be your insurance and road worthiness
    If involved in an accident then your insurer will be none too happy

    Therefore it may be appripriate to contact them in advance and discuss
    They may accept a short journey to/from garage for repair purposes only
    Alternatively they may apply a restriction until proof the repair has been completed, ie leaving you with only being able to move the vehicle by recovery agent

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    Well it's been fine all week, taking it to the garage tomo as drop links finally turned up...

    One good thing, mpg has jumped up to 33, might take passenger side off too

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