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RE: Questions about'86 4KQ mods
On Jul 11, 1996 10:13:28, '"Glen Powell" <email@example.com>' wrote:
>Questions from a newcomer...=20
>1-If I want to turbocharge my new 80,000 mi. '86 4KQ, is it advisable to
>use a turbo from another Audi 5 cylider engine...it would seem to be a
>simple switch...or are there other, better applications available? (I =
>notice many people on this list w/.tubocharged 4ks...too crowded under =
>hood? Transmission can't handle it? You'd think it would be a common
>modification. Or is it better to start by opening up the exhaust =
>Best bet is to upgrade to the ur-q, they are very reasonably priced for =
>the pre-1985 cars. The cost of upgrading to the ur-q may very well be =
>lower Vs trying to 'add a turbo' to the 4KQ, plus you get all the =
>benefits of the better suspension, big tahrs & wheels, those awesome =
>flared fenders, etc. The add-a-turbo approach with the 4KQ can and has =
>been done, but, it's not a practical or inexpensive upgrade, if it were =
>you would see a lot more of them here.....
>2-Any suggestions on firming up the suspension, different tires..street =
>only? I just bought the car; it's currently set up stock...too much body
>roll, too much rebound.=20
>The ur-q upgrade addresses these issues very well, though there are =
>excellent upgrade options of the 4KQ suspension at reasonable prices. #1 =
>suspension upgrade for the 4KQ would be the Koni adjustable struts, =
--Thanks for your suggestions. I would have bought an ur-q, but for very
particular reasons I need 4 doors. Konis are what I've been considering...
any suggestions on good price sources?
PS What do IMFO +IMHO mean?