ABR hitting the driveshaft

May 15, 2020
11
0
Hi there im new here and having some problems with my car i have got a set of the FK coilovers and i lowered my car so much that it constantly hits the driveshaft.

I have seen that i could get a roll bar of an audi tt mk1 to fit my car and this goes under the driveshaft and it will fix my problem but will it fit i need help as some people say the bar is not wide enough and some say the quattro one is diffrent to but will it still fit many thanks
 

Andrewwright

Turbo lover
Aug 16, 2016
1,562
221
Peterborough
Hi there im new here and having some problems with my car i have got a set of the FK coilovers and i lowered my car so much that it constantly hits the driveshaft.

I have seen that i could get a roll bar of an audi tt mk1 to fit my car and this goes under the driveshaft and it will fix my problem but will it fit i need help as some people say the bar is not wide enough and some say the quattro one is diffrent to but will it still fit many thanks
Adjustable drop links? How low is it?

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
 

Connor H

Active Member
Dec 19, 2019
790
374
Essex
Hi there im new here and having some problems with my car i have got a set of the FK coilovers and i lowered my car so much that it constantly hits the driveshaft.

I have seen that i could get a roll bar of an audi tt mk1 to fit my car and this goes under the driveshaft and it will fix my problem but will it fit i need help as some people say the bar is not wide enough and some say the quattro one is diffrent to but will it still fit many thanks
Do you have an LC or LCR ? make sure your coilies have the mount to fit the ARB from the TT. Im looking to do the same thing
 
May 15, 2020
11
0
Adjustable drop links? How low is it?

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
i have done the drop links and this is still happaning it was hitting at the top as it was so low but i have had to push it up so much the angles that the drop links are at they are rubbing on the frount part of the driveshaft

its a 100mm drop frount
and 75 mm on the back
 
May 15, 2020
11
0
Do you have an LC or LCR ? make sure your coilies have the mount to fit the ARB from the TT. Im looking to do the same thing
sorry im new to fixing my car to what do you mean by LC LRC? and also i dont know if they do i thought they just went under the driveshaft and conected to the exsisting drop link just the diff is that it goes under is that right???
 

Connor H

Active Member
Dec 19, 2019
790
374
Essex
sorry im new to fixing my car to what do you mean by LC LRC? and also i dont know if they do i thought they just went under the driveshaft and conected to the exsisting drop link just the diff is that it goes under is that right???
Hey,

LC = Leon Cupra

LCR = Cupra R

They have slightly different set ups, the LC has an ARB that hoops over the drive shafts and connects to the wishbones (i think)

LCR has an ARB that goes under the drive shafts and bolts to the coilovers.
 
May 15, 2020
11
0
Hey,

LC = Leon Cupra

LCR = Cupra R

They have slightly different set ups, the LC has an ARB that hoops over the drive shafts and connects to the wishbones (i think)

LCR has an ARB that goes under the drive shafts and bolts to the coilovers.
On my car I have an ARB that hoops over the driveshaft currently but the only way to get it to stop rubbing is the under and I have seen people get a big loop ARB but they are like £170 and that’s to much right now anyways.

I watched something where the person just took it to a garage and they swapped it for the TT one and he said it solved all his problems.

Also mine is a 1.6 16v does that make any difference?
 

Connor H

Active Member
Dec 19, 2019
790
374
Essex
On my car I have an ARB that hoops over the driveshaft currently but the only way to get it to stop rubbing is the under and I have seen people get a big loop ARB but they are like £170 and that’s to much right now anyways.

I watched something where the person just took it to a garage and they swapped it for the TT one and he said it solved all his problems.

Also mine is a 1.6 16v does that make any difference?
yes the Cupra R has different wishbones and ARB set up,(under the driveshaft) im not sure about 1.6's but we have the same kinda set up ( i have an LC), and ill have the same issue soon, so im getting Cupra R coilovers (for the ARB mount) and any ARb from a TT, S3 or whatever fits. The big hoop ones seem like a niche and a PITA.

Give Damien @ DPM a message buddy, he should be able to let you know whats possible with your FK coilies. ( idunno if they have the ARB mount you'd need)
 
May 15, 2020
11
0
yes the Cupra R has different wishbones and ARB set up,(under the driveshaft) im not sure about 1.6's but we have the same kinda set up ( i have an LC), and ill have the same issue soon, so im getting Cupra R coilovers (for the ARB mount) and any ARb from a TT, S3 or whatever fits. The big hoop ones seem like a niche and a PITA.

Give Damien @ DPM a message buddy, he should be able to let you know whats possible with your FK coilies. ( idunno if they have the ARB mount you'd need)
yeah they are really expensive so what your saying is I need the mount point on the actual Coilovers to be able to have the TT mk1 ARB.

but I saw someone with a golf mk4 and it looked like it just goes in exactly the same place and connects to the drop links on the wishbone I already have adjustable drop links but from what your telling me I need the mount points to be on the coilovers

also I will give him a text is it just dpm performance?? Many thanks
 

Connor H

Active Member
Dec 19, 2019
790
374
Essex
yeah they are really expensive so what your saying is I need the mount point on the actual Coilovers to be able to have the TT mk1 ARB.

but I saw someone with a golf mk4 and it looked like it just goes in exactly the same place and connects to the drop links on the wishbone I already have adjustable drop links but from what your telling me I need the mount points to be on the coilovers

also I will give him a text is it just dpm performance?? Many thanks
Yes thats what ive been led to believe. Its possible im wrong, im hoping if i am someone will correct me. Ive not seen the golf so cant comment, im really just learning myself.

But my next purchase is coilovers and what im doing with LCR coilovers should eliminate this issue. I was advised to do this by DPM and my local VAG garage. And he's on here so you should able to PM him, check for DPM in the sponsor section.
 
May 15, 2020
11
0
Yes thats what ive been led to believe. Its possible im wrong, im hoping if i am someone will correct me. Ive not seen the golf so cant comment, im really just learning myself.

But my next purchase is coilovers and what im doing with LCR coilovers should eliminate this issue. I was advised to do this by DPM and my local VAG garage. And he's on here so you should able to PM him, check for DPM in the sponsor section.
well many thanks this has helped the world i just saw what you mean by the mounting points on the coilover itsself and going to look into this as if you look at tt suspention pictures the wishbones still have the mounting points for a drop link on them so im thinking i can maybe get away with it as the bars look exsactly the same
 

Connor H

Active Member
Dec 19, 2019
790
374
Essex
well many thanks this has helped the world i just saw what you mean by the mounting points on the coilover itsself and going to look into this as if you look at tt suspention pictures the wishbones still have the mounting points for a drop link on them so im thinking i can maybe get away with it as the bars look exsactly the same
Glad to help mate. As I said I’m still learning, but this is something I’ve looked into so figured I might be able to help!