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    I've just spent over 10 hrs lowering my car, it looks 100 times better . But just driven it back home and the front left strut is rattling ? It seems to be handling alright though ? Any ideas anyone ? I've been awake now for 28 hrs and am aching all over. Checked all the nuts from the engine bay and their secure, will jack it up tomorrow if i can still walk and check them. But if anyone has any ideas before i remove my strut again please let me know cause i

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    Did you change the Drop links for the anti roll bar ??? also it could be needing the spring sleeves if you didn't fit them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinky View Post
    Did you change the Drop links for the anti roll bar ??? also it could be needing the spring sleeves if you didn't fit them
    Just changed the springs and shocks, put all other stuff back on. What is the drop link ? If i had put the bush at wrong end/ upside down would this cause a rattle ?

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    The drop link is the long bar that bolts half way up the strut and onto the anti roll bar they are very prone to getting noisey especially if disturbed as when i lowered my 3.2 i had to change the passenger side one afterwards

    The spring sleeve is a short nylon tube about 4" long that slides over the bottom coil on the spring to stop it rattling in the spring cup !!!

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    We did have a problem with the drop link on passenger side , well had problems with everything really . 10 hrs . If it is the drop link is it just noisy and safe or should i be worried ? I really can't move any part of my body

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    It should be fine as i have never known one fail altogether they just get very loud and will drive you nuts after a while ...................If you are in any doubt though pop it into a reputable tyre house and ask them to have a quick peek at the front suspension for you, as you should get it 4 wheel aligned really after lowering !!!!!

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    It drives ok but is lads birthday tomorrow so getting the tracking done monday Just don't fancy jacking it up again. Not till next weekend anyway . And was hoping to go to a meet on sunday, my first one. Will see what it is like tomorrow, i'm in the rac anyway

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    If you are going to the West Mids meet next sunday then i will check it over for you buddy if you grab a couple of drop links through the week i will fit them for you as well takes 10 mins !!!!!

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    I had a rattle on my front end and it was doing my nut I looked every were in the end I found it and it turned out to be the stone sheld behind the O/S/F dics hittng the lower ball joint just bent it back and it was fine hth
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinky View Post
    If you are going to the West Mids meet next sunday then i will check it over for you buddy if you grab a couple of drop links through the week i will fit them for you as well takes 10 mins !!!!!
    Is that the meet at brewers fayer in stafford ? If so i will gladly take you up on that offer, need me to bring anything ? And any chance of a part number for the drop links ? Or are they all standard ?

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