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Re: Falling in Love Again
I just measured my '93 100S, and the fender lip heights are 26 5/8 front,
and 26 7/8 rear, with 205/60-15 Blizzaks all around. The rear has
certainly been lowered, but it doesn't seem the front has. Are you sure
that those numbers are right? OTOH, maybe mine is sagging?
At 03:25 PM 2/14/98 -0500, Jim Griffin wrote:
>Well friends... It's appropriate (or ironic), I suppose, on Valentine's
>Day, that I send this message.
>I must report that I've fallen in love again. Actually, I never fell out
>of love... but my passion is even stronger now....
>Okay... before this gets too steamy... I'll tell you what I'm really
>Yesterday, I brought my 100S into the dealer (on Friday the 13th no
>less!! Boy, was I tempting the Audi gods or what?) to have the airbag
>recall done and have a set of Eibach springs installed. Needless to say,
>the latter is where the excitement comes from...
>Putting in these Eibachs made a HUGE difference... in ride, handling,
>and looks. It is AWESOME!! The car does not ride rough (except over
>really bad, sharp bumps), and actually, I think they improved the ride
>overall to the degree that the Bilsteins are now able to perform the way
>they should (i.e. the OEM springs were too soft and too high for the
>Bilsteins). There is practically no body lean... and it feels incredibly
>stable, especially at very high speeds. This car is now set for the
>And the car no longer looks like it is on its "tippy-toes". I've gotten
>more glances, stares, and comments from folks within the past 24 hours
>than I think I've ever gotten in a week!! It looks really sharp...
>The only complaint I have is that the front still rides higher than the
>rear. They were supposed to drop the front by 1.4 inches, and the rear
>by 1.0 inches. Granted, the front was originally MUCH higher than the
>rear, but I would have thought that the Eibach designers would have
>taken this into consideration, and "balanced" out the look. Oh well...
>not much I can do (no.. I'm not going to cut off one of the front
>coils!!)... it still is MUCH better than OEM.
>FWIW, for those wondering, my mechanic measured it after we did it, and
>the car sits 26.5 inches to the fender lip up front, and 25.0 inches in
>the rear. Sorry.. I don't know the OEM ride height (anyone care to
>measure their 92+ 100S FWD for me... Sean, Craig?)... I thought of it on
>the drive up... to only remember it again after we had the first spring
>in up front... :-(
>So, my "honey" has been given a real nice gift this Valentine's Day...
>(and I've received a wonderful one back)... has anyone else given their
>"loved one" a nice V-Day gift?
>Anyway, thanks for listening to me rant and rave. I guess I really need
>a girlfriend, eh? :-)
> Jim Griffin
> Maryland, USA
> "Perception is often stronger than reality!"
> '92 Audi 100S
> '87 VW Quantum Syncro