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Re: 87 4000q vs. 88 80q

My experience comes from seat of the pants.  I noticed my CQ feels less rigid than
my 4000sq.  There is a lot more creaking and groaning under hard cornering loads,
and I've also noticed a less direct feel.  I know these can be from other sources,
such as the hatchback, but I just had to throw my 2 cents in!
John Cassidy
Tenrman@aol.com wrote:

> knotnook@traverse.com writes:
> > I think the difference in feel between the 4K and the 80/90 is from the
> > rigidity of the body of the former vs. the flexibility of the latter.
> Are you sure you don't have it backwards?  The 80/90 type 89 body is
> stiffer than the earlier 4000 type 81.  In fact, every newer generation
> Audi has improved chassis rigidity compared to what it replaced.
> -Ti
> ______________________________________________
> Kneale-
> I tend to agree with Ti. If you feel this is not the case, I would love to see
> some data to support your claim of chassis rigidity. Another point to keep in
> mind is that the 80 chassis will stay rigid longer because of its galvanized
> panels.
> _____
> Dave Close
> '88 80q turbo