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Re: Help on A4 mod's
At 07:20 PM 8/31/97 PDT, Christopher Hlubb wrote:
>Hi q-list members,
> I have a 1998 A4 2.8 Quattro and am preparing to add a few
>modifications. I needed some suggestions on an exhaust and suspension. I
>am looking at a remus sport exhaust muffler and I have received a lot of
>different info on how hp it gives, usually about 10%, is this true? I am
>also looking at Koni shocks and Eibach springs, but the springs seemed
>to lower the car too much, so I opted for the height adjustable Koni's.
>They will only give me a 1/2 inch lower ride height, but I think that
>its all I can deal with because I drive into the city daily and the
>roads are very poor. I was also going to replace the wheels and tires
>with 17"Borbet type C and Pirelli P7000 Supersport 225-45. If anyone
>could give me any input on my decisions I would be very grateful.
I've been considering many of the same types of mods for my '98. I want to
autocross (Washington DC area), though, so I've got a few limitations...as
far as remaining in the stock class. I've settled on putting the A4 sport
springs on my car, and then going for either Konis or Bilsteins. Front and
rear sway bars will stay stock. Wheels will also remain stock diameter,
although I plan on putting 225/50 R16 tires on for both racing and street
use (one set for each).
Exhaust is a 'hot' issue. I've heard bad things about Remus. Apparently
they rust and don't fit well. Many people have been happy with the
Scorpion, except for the price. It looks like LLTek will have an exhaust
available soon. No word on price or performance.
- Josh Pinkert