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Re: quattro mods
Thanks for your very detailed and informative reply. I strongly agree
with your conclusion, that like quite a few other things in life, you
get what you pay for.
The first thing I will be doing is purchasing new shocks and springs.
My '85 has been lowered and has a very stiff spring/shock setup, great
on smooth roads but a bit of handful going over tram lines. What I
would like to achieve with the rebuild, is suspension a little bit
lower and stiffer than stock. I know some one who is selling a set of
springs from an '84 TQC (probably been used for 3-4 years). The '84
springs will lower the car about 1 inch, which is what I am lookinhg
for but I am very dubious about installing any "used" suspension
components particularly with the effort involved in taking the
suspension to pieces?
I heard the Eibach lowering springs are probably to stiff for a daily
driver (which this car will be!) and I am strongly inclined to buy a
shock/spring kit from UK with maybe H&R spings and Bogee shocks? I
think the Bogee shocks are the oem ones?
Installing the shocks and springs will be an important milestone so
that I can get the car rolling again and out to a paint shop.
Thanks and regards, Mike
p.s. You didn't seem concerned about any advantages in going for a
later year engine with knock sensor?