Why bother with 3
cylinders when 6
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: United Kingdom
You wont upset the geometry by simply replacing the droplinks. However if you have the ones with a hex cut out in the thread then you may find you'll need to cut the droplinks to aid removal. The hex ends can rust and subsequently round off when you try work on them. I've never had the issue though. If this has happened you'll need to cut the links, then you can hold each ball joint steady with mole grips whilst you undo the nut.
After saying all of that you may find you have flats on the end of the threads which wont give you this problem.
EDIT: Having looked more closely at your picture you do have the hex end threads, but they look quite clean so just make sure you remove any muck etc from the recess and be sure that you use the correct size hex bit/allen key....I 'think' it's a 6 mm from memory but test first for a good fit.
Unimpressed by cars with less than 4 cylinders or below 1600cc.....and don't get me started on hybrids