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Re: Re[2]: Ur-Q sub f mount P/Ns

In a message dated 96-04-26 07:05:48 EDT, John writes:

>Maybe I should ask the list if the new style bushings will fit the earlier
>cars.  The dealer says "No," but you know how reliable they are.

And Glen adds,

"Per fiche Audi Quattro 1-91 fiche pic #33 FIG. 1 :

Car # 581 was the last of the 'old' style control arms & bushings
Car #582 was the start of the 'new' style control arms & bushings"

My book agrees with Glen on the VIN split, however I don't think they're
interchangeable parts. I say this because the pre#581 P/N(811-407-181A) is
also the same as Vw Foxes/early Quantums and early CoupeGTs etc. I've tried
to stuff the later P/N(811-407-181) into Fox control arms without success. If
you're really after the later bushing design, grab any late control arms from
Coupe/Quantum/Quattro/4000 series cars. I doubt they're worth the hassle from
a performance standpoint though...

A call to John at SportWheels to inquire if his eurothane bushes fit both
early and late cars would answer the compatability question. I doubt he'll
manufacture two versions if it isn't necessary.

hope this helps,
-Chris Semple
Concord, NH
     '87 4000csq
          '84 4000sq
               '83 TQC