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Re: JAMEX springs for '86 5KCSTQ..any comments?

At 03:36 PM 9/12/97 -0600, you wrote:
>After all of the mentionings of JAMEX on the List recently, I gave them a
>call to find out about their spring offerings for the 5KCSTQ.  Here's the
>story:  they manufacture a set "specifically for the 5000 Turbo Quattro"
>that lowers the car 35mm in the front and ~ 40mm in the rear.  The JAMEX
>representative told me that the rate is 10% stiffer than stock.  The price
>for the set of four is $99.00.
>Does anyone have any comments, advice, or experience about these
>springs?  I am going to be doing the struts soon and I am thinking about
>this change as well.  1.5" in the rear seems like quite a bit to lower the
>car.  What are the comments from people with lowered 5KTQs?  
>'86 5KCSTQ

You have the numbers backward.  That is, the Jamex springs lower the car
40mm in front and 35 mm in the rear.  I just ordered a set.  These are
coming from Holland, so it will be at least Oct. 31 before they arrive.

We did some measuring with a STEADI suspension equiped car and my stock '87
5ktqw side by side.  The lowered car was about 1.5" lower than mine in the
front and less than an inch lower than mine in the rear.  I plan to use a
spacer ring in the back to mimic the stock slant.

I look at it this way: I've spent way more than $114 (springs plus shipping)
experimenting in the past.  I'll try the Jamex springs, and if I don't like
it, someone on this list will get a good deal or some slightly used springs!


John Karasaki

Audi Quattro Fanatic