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Re: Theory and Practice

1) If your wife is like mine, g-forces will make her think you are cornering
too hard (i.e. driving too fast around a corner) independent of body roll.
It is an ongoing marital problem when I forget that she is in the car and
corner normally.  :^)

2) What is "bouncing too long"?  If it bounces at all, the shocks are worn
out.  From pushing it down, it should rise up to the rest point.  If it goes
above this and then back down, that is a bounce and your shocks are going or
gone.  If it goes back down and then has to come back up again -- forget it,
they're dead.

3)  There ain't no way in heck that OEM Audi shocks are still doing a good
job after 140k miles.  You'll love the way it handles with some nice new

Jack Rich

	        I have been following the discussion about front a/r bar
replacement on a 5000.  The theoretical discussion is interesting, but I
want to hear from the masses who have practiced the art of tuning the 5000
body roll issue.  I know you are out there.
	        My 86 5ktq is very stock and lived most of its life as a "
grocery getter".
	  The body roll has been severe since new, and I want to keep the
car looking and feeling stock as much as I can.  The body roll is a problem,
however, because it makes my wife think I am driving too fast, regardless of
speed.  The car doesn't bounce too long (the age-old used car lot test), or
make any bad noises.  Considering that this car has never had shocks
replaced, I pose these questions to the practitioners:

	     What is the best way to go about taming these cars inherent
tippiness with the least impact on the basic setup? 
	        Does a pampered 5Ktq with 140 need new shocks, neccessarily,
if they seem to be behaving properly?