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RE: S4 to S6 changes

Johnathan (JEFDO) sez:
>Factory installed upper stress Bar between the shock towers introduced in 

I noticed in a side x side comparison at our August NE meet (Lime Rock) that 
the stress bar wasn't installed in early S4's, like mine.  In the later cars 
(late '92?) the brake master cylinder reservoir is different with the mouth 
shifted forward to allow room for the stress bar mounting.  Actually, it's a 
pretty nasty looking stress bar, seems like a cheap piece of rectangular 
steel tubing bolted to sheet metal strut brackets, which I thought looked 
homemade.  I was surprised to find out that it's factory!

Maybe to compensate, my car has some positive features the later S4's lack: 
  mine has different (firmer) factory suspension calibration and a rear 
anti-roll bar which were changed/dropped in later S4's.

>S4 has the horrid 1-piece 3 lens headlight with the "are they on?" low 
>The late S6's (95.5) are better.

Boy do my headlights suck!  Does anyone know whether the conversion to the 
95.5 xenon headlights is straightforward and (especially) economically 
feasible?  I've been afraid to ask my local audi parts god.

Doug Haley
"There is no fundamental difference between a sufficiently advanced 
technology and magic" (A.C.Clarke)
'92 S4 (mine)
'95 Saab Turbo Conv (hers)
'91 Sentra SE-R (theirs)
'61 Alfa Giulietta Spider Veloce (ours)