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RE: TIRE UPGRADE, Coupe Quattro (1990)

On Tue, 1 Oct 1996, Duff, Ian wrote:

> I'd be careful of the H&Rs, they list a lowering of 40mm (p/n 29895,
> which is probably tons too much) for the Type 89 Coupe, or 25mm (p/n
> 29658-2) for the 90Q Type 89 with sport suspension (which our CQs have,
> I believe), and are reputed to be kind of soft to be so low.
> Eibach lists a Pro Kit for the 80/90 Q (p/n 1510.140) that lowers the
> car by 1". Anyone out there have an opinion on H&R vs. Eibach?
> I think you should be OK with 215/60 or 225/50, but no wider. 215/50
> would be too small diameter (which, given the necessity of fairly high
> RPMs for a given speed is probably *not* what you want), 215/60 would be
> a little tall, but not a lot. 225/50 is about the right diameter to keep
> the speedo on, and there are a fair number of tires available in that
> size. Check http://www.tirerack.com to see what is available. I would
> look closely at the Dunlop SP8000 or D40M2, the BFG Comp/TA ZR or the
> Conti CZ91. HTH.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Ian Duff, 1990 Coupe quattro 20v, Red/Black
> Home: New Bedford, MA, USA
> Work: Charter Systems, Inc., Waltham, MA, USA
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >----------
> >From: 	SaamG@aol.com[SMTP:SaamG@aol.com]
> >Sent: 	Tuesday, 01 October, 1996 12:00 PM
> >To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> >Subject: 	TIRE UPGRADE, Coupe Quattro (1990)
> >
> >Can I put wider/low profile tires on my Speedlines?  
> >
> >I have now seen more than one example of someone jumping from 205's to
> >225's.
> >
> >I would even be happy with 215's at this point.  Don't have the cash
> >for a
> >wheel upgrade.
> >
> >So- What can I throw on there that will work?  225/55 15's?
> >
> >Any help is appreciated.
> >
> >SaamG@aol.com
> >(PS- I think I will be getting a Koni H&R upgrade within the month. 
> >WIll
> >keep you posted)
> >
> >
> >
I have Eibach springs. Audi Sport uses them. AMG Mercedes & BMW
Motorsports uses them also.  If it's good enough for them then it's good
enough for me.  H&R makes the springs for Neuspeed to their specs, but
Neuspeed doesn't have anything for Audi, just VW and Honda.  I love the
look of my car and so does everyone else.  At Quattro club events I'm the
only lowered/dropped 90.  I like the ride.  I used to have an '84 GTI
which was tight, but due to the short wheel base it was bumpier.  I do
have to be careful about bottoming up and you can't do dirt roads the same
anymore.  The instructors like how my car handles around the track.  I can
hang w/ the turbos and V8's in the curves, but not the straight aways.
Get me in a cornering situation and I'll be on top of you or leave you.  I
have Sachs/Boge Turbo Gas Shocks.

Nathan Belo
'88 90 Q