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Re: Audi S2

Salut Patrick!

>I am the happy (very,very,very happy ) owner of a 91 Audi S2.
>The main problem with this car is not speed (!!!) but the tires. 
>Because, due to special alignement the tires are dead after >10000kms
>I test diferrents manufacturers with same problems.
>Did anybody know different alignement to solve this >problems.

I had a problem with the tires that were on my car when I bought it (a used
1990 Coupe Quattro with 41K miles on it. (labelled 2.3 l in CH, "weish?")

The INNER section or the front tires were wearing more than the outers, but
not by a great deal. The rears were wearing perfectly, so I wasn't worried
about that. I then took it to my Audi dealer, who seemed to know what they
were doing, and I showed them the wear on the front tires, so they realigned
the car when I mounted 4 new tires (Goodyear GT+4's, 205-60-15's) So far I
haven't seen any major wear, and that's after 14K miles. (22,400 kilometers)
Maybe if you're "smoking"
the tires (highly doubtful if you're driving in Switzerland), or if you have
been doing a lot of snow/ice driving, that could wear your tires down
prematurely. Plus, if you're using softer compound tires, such as speed rated
ones, (eg. P-Zero's, etc...) they will tend to have a much shorter lifespan,
because you're leaving part of the tire as they grip on the road!

>About computer modifications for this car ???? who test this >before...??? 

>From what I gather, the S2 engine is basically the engine they have used in
the 200 turbos here in the US. You might want to give Ned Ritchie a call at
Intended Acceleration in Olympia, Washington, USA at +1/206/754-1411. If it
is the same engine, you might be able to get 60 hp (Don't know the DIN
conversion) more from the engine. But if you say the problem is not speed, I
wouldn't worry about changing the computer. Plus, your emissions *might* go
up, and that's a BIG no-no in Switzerland. Ask Ned about emissions as well.


Dorab (Nivi@aol.com)
1990 Coupe Quattro, 2.3 liter, 61K mi
1986 Chevy Caprice, 4.3 liter, 284K mi