[200q20v] Warped UFO's - not anymore!
pwaterloo at compuserve.com
Tue Jan 30 11:04:41 EST 2001
I replaced the control arms because it was my understanding that you could
not replace the inner bushings (the ones that attach to the sub frame). I
thought it was all part of one piece. My front end was shaking too much and
the relatively new UFO's were shimmering.....the old ones never did that.
After looking at everything, you could probably significantly increase the
stability of the front end by replacing the sway bar bushings where it
attaches to the car frame and the rubber bushings where they go through the
control arms. That clamps everything in place. I don't know if you can get
the rubber bushings where they go through the control arms separately.
My car has 220K on it, and it seems to be very tight again!
Applied Energy Services
pwaterloo at compuserve.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Benz" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
To: "Paul Waterloo" <pwaterloo at compuserve.com>
Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: [200q20v] Warped UFO's - not anymore!
> Hi Paul,
> Please tell us why you replaced the control arms, and not just the inner
> control arm bushings. Nothing to wear out on the control arms. I have
> had to replace the sway bar to control arm bushings on my 250K 5KTQ, but
> the 200-20V yet at only 130K.
> When you free up the tie rod ends, take them off the rods and lube the
> threads and the taper clamp washer with waterproof grease. You'll never
> have the problem again.
> All brake rotors tend to wear true so, short of a major thermal trama,
> used rotors are better performers than new or newly machined.
> > From: "Paul Waterloo" <pwaterloo at compuserve.com>
> > Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 08:40:00 -0600
> > To: "200 list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> > Subject: [200q20v] Warped UFO's - not anymore!
> > Just got done dumping some major cash into the car, had bought a bunch
> > new front end parts last summer that I just had installed (didn't do it
> > myself, it was kinda nice!).
> > Replaced the control arms, struts (with Boge gas struts), and sway bar
> > rubber bushings. The control arms have new rubber bushings where the
> > bar goes through them.
> > The car is much tighter (everything was original including the struts)
> > the sway bar rubber bushings (under the front of the car) were way worn.
> > whole car handles better, I don't have a heavy push anymore, it's much
> > balanced, and my relatively new UFO rotors don't shimmy like they use
> > can tell that they are still a little warped, but I'm sure that they'll
> > straighten out after a month or so. The old suspension pieces couldn't
> > them straight under braking.
> > BTW, make sure you install the left control arm on the left side and
> > on right, 'cause they can be installed backwards! :-)
> > Now I have to bring my original control arms back to Blau because they
> > me the wrong ones, the correct ones are 19 mm shafts at the lower
> > not 18mm. The invoice says they are for our car (which will also fit the
> > but they weren't right. Bought them last June, I hope they give me a
> > Paul
> > P.S. I also have to unlock all of the tie rods (front and rear) with
> > I can bring it in and get it properly aligned.
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