[200q20v] Re: [s-cars] Strut braces, here we go again!

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Feb 5 14:19:38 EST 2001

Hi Gary,

For race and track purposes a rigid ball bushing as the upper strut bushing,
as well as all other suspension bushings, would be optimum.  But for street
use the transmitted road noise and vibration would be intolerable.
Everything in life is a trade off.


> From: "Kaklikian, Gary" <Gary.Kaklikian at COMPAQ.com>
> Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 14:17:28 -0600
> To: "'Bernie Benz'" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>, C1J1Miller at aol.com
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>, audi-20v
> <audi20v at rennlist.org>, s-car-list at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [s-cars] Strut braces, here we go again!
> So has anyone designed a stiffer upper strut bushing for the type 44's,
> C4's, etc?
> The factory blue bushing for the UrQ is generally regarded as the best
> available for the smaller chassis cars, although a company called
> Novatechnik designed an aluminum unit with a spherical joint for rally use.
> But, their web site is down and I have not been able to reach them.
> The shop that aligns my 4000TQ concurs with you Bernie. They told me the
> tower-to-tower brace I have is not very effective, that the primary source
> of deflection is the upper strut bushing.
> Gary Kaklikian

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