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Quattro CST struts & shocks (koni)

Here I am again, Mr. "desperate" (this all related to my original "quattro
parts" request to "quattro" on 7/26), asking if anyone has any info on the
application of koni part #'s 86-2149 (front struts) and 80-2575 (rears) as
replacement on an '87 Quattro CST.

I called RD ent's where I bought them (has anybody *ever* gotten a return
call from voice-mail?) and they referred me to the koni customer service
(606-727-5028) who don't seem to know what's-up (I'm waiting).

My problem (along with the fact that my wife and two other German ladies
are leaving on to a trip to southern NM and Mexico with this car Thursday):
#1)  The front struts came with a bag of parts that don't correspond to
anything in the Bently book or the original struts.  There's two split
polyethylene washers, two what-appear-to-be sintered metal rings about 2"
dia., two drawn-metal rings about 1" dia., and two self-locking nuts about
22mm.  I installed the new struts without these parts, but wonder if the
new "clunking" noise may be due to the lack of a spacer somerwhere rather
than the upper strut bearings that I intended to replace (except that I
rec'd the wrong parts from Carlsen last week, and haven't rec'd the right
ones yet).

#2) The rear shocks are supposed to have a tight-fitting ring at the top
called a "protection cap" in Bently.  The Koni's, however, are smaller in
dia., thus the cap doesn't even come close to fitting and probably just
flops around loose on the shaft.  The shocks did come with some split poly
washers similar to the ones enclosed with the front struts and I stuck
these into the caps and put everything back together, but have second
thoughts about this.

I wish (I think) that I had rec'd the info about Boges from Mr. Mehmood
prior to ordering these.

Thanks, in advance.

Brad Shurter - AOT Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
87545  (505)665-1122, E-mail: rshurter@lanl.gov, 73023.533@compuserve.com