[200q20v] New shocks in, now a wheel bearing is going, general suspension c omplaints

Gary Martin motogo1 at home.com
Wed Dec 12 22:00:40 EST 2001

I could recommend replacing at least the sway bar bushings (6). I did these
on my Avant with 100k miles, and noticed a definite improvement in handling,
ie. less roll in the corners.  HTH

91 200 TQA Bilstein HD, stock springs.
94 UrS4

----- Original Message -----
From: "Forhan, Thomas" <Thomas.Forhan at mail.house.gov>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 3:13 PM
Subject: [200q20v] New shocks in, now a wheel bearing is going, general
suspension c omplaints

> The difference in the syncro was outstanding, but I have to admit while
> shocks in the Avant are a real improvement, from the gitgo they were a
> disappointment compared to the syncro.
> The Avant has 137000 miles. I did not want to lower or suffer to much on
> terrible DC roads, so I just went with HDs and no spring changes. Should I
> replace the factory springs? Is there a way to test the existing springs?
> Would I be better off going down the road of replacing all the original
> bushings?
> Now  the bearing started to go. Anyone got an idea what it costs to have
> this done at a shop? Should I do the other side too as preventative
> maintenance? What bushing should I replace as part of this operation?
> Thanks
> Tom F.
> Audi 200 veteran of (so far):
> front door lock fix (twice)
> heater blower replacement
> timing chain and water pump replacement
> rear brakes
> R+R shocks
> and a bunch of other stuff
> 91 200q20v Avant
> 90 VW Syncro Westfalial
> 83 VW Vanagon GL 9pax Sunroof
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