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Handling Woes 85 ur-quattro

In message <32B2E99F.78B3@batelco.com.bh> Steve & Jean ADAMS writes:

> Where do I start to solve this unquattro like characteristic?????

> Even my old Rover V8 powered Datsun 260Z felt more secure in the
> corners..!

Get the suspension setup measured professionally on a BEM Mueller or 
Pro-Align bench.

The rear tie-rods are the major cause - if one of the rear wheels takes a heavy 
bang, the tie-rod has to absorb most of the energy.  On a front wheel, some can 
be dissipated through the steering.  It's not uncommon to find a rear wheel 
several degrees out.  Ur-quattros in particular _HATE_ drain covers and 
potholes.  Stay in the middle of the carriageway. 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club