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200Q vs V8 stiffness (was 200 vs V8)
On Jul 7, 9:24pm, Phil Payne wrote:
> Subject: Pros and cons of v8 Quattro (200 vs V8)
> In message <33C14609.41C6@pixar.com> Arun Rao writes:
> > At 170K, the suspension was taut -- more so
> > than my 60K '91 200Q -- and the ride smooth.
> On almost _any_ Audi, that's just a matter of proper maintenance and
> the bushes every now and then.
True, but I understand (from posts from other V8 owners)
that there are structural differences between the two cars
that might explain my impression.
That brings up the obvious question : are the differences
retrofittable to the 200Q? The strut-tower brace should
be fairly straightforward, one would think.
I consider myself relatively unsophisticated in suspension-
related matters, but the V8 felt noticeably better even
to me. I drove my 200 to work this morning, and confirmed
'91 200Q (60K)
'85 5KT (146K)
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