[200q20v] Re: [200q20v] Suspension Upgrades and Wheels, among others…
C1J1Miller at aol.com
C1J1Miller at aol.com
Fri Aug 11 18:59:27 EDT 2000
In a message dated 8/11/00 5:47:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
vanzeipel at sunvalley.net writes:
> Well, I am not going to do this now, or within this year, unless i run
> into some extra cash, but I would like to start researching.
> 1) I would like to stiffen the suspension on the 200q20v. Trying to
> eliminate as much body roll as I can. I would like to keep somewhat
> driveable though. Any recommendations? How much $$ is it going to set
> me back? Would I be able to do it in my drivway?
I've restricted my reply to the 200q20v list...
A good compromise overall is bilsteins and H&R springs. Need to pull the
front struts to change springs; probably due to change the upper bearing
anyways. It is possible to add a larger antiroll bar up front (from a later
V8q), but no btdt, and I'm not sure it's needed.
Greg Amy has a web site somewhere with info on the bilsteins/H&Rs. Shox.com
for Bilsteins, and ? Tirerack for H&Rs.
> 2) Big reds. I checked out that place in FL (Movit?) that sells Porsche
> 993 brakes and rotors with brakets. Would these work in a 200q20v? To
> make it work, do you have to swap in some s4/s6 suspension components?
> Any aftermarket peices that would work with #1 and this?
Are you currently using the UFOs? They seem to work very well on the street,
but are expensive to replace rotors...
BIRA.org is (slowly) working on a bolt-on kit for UFOs. Other bolt on kits
are through 2Bennett in CA, and Mov-it, I believe. Other kits require
changing struts with an S4 or later V8q.
> 3) I would like to put in some Avus wheels. 16" would be ideal, but I'm
> not sure there will enough room for the big reds. Would 17" Avus wheels
> from a new S4 (or s-anything) bolt on directly? I like the new style
> avus as opposed to the earlier avus wheels, but they seem to be more
> expensive, and only come in 17" and 18".
Stick with wheels you know will clear the (eventual) bigger brakes you plan
on using. The late urS6 came with a factory 16" avus wheel; there are other
Avus 17" wheels available in Europe, or the new S4 Avus in 17x7.5
> These are sorta intermixed, the bigger wheels are needed to accomidate
> the big reds, and if any suspension peices need to be "upgraded" to
> accomidate the bigger rotors/calipers, then I would do those with the
> wheels and brakes. It's looking like 3-jobs in one shot. How much is
> all this going to cost?
> Joseph Vanzeipel
> 1991 200q20v sedan (102k mi)
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