[200q20v] H&Rs + Konis came up .5" short (tall?) in front
charlie at istari.com
Thu Jul 19 13:19:36 EDT 2001
The H&R site lists 200q20v parts separately and while that's not
a definitive assurance, I assume the numbers are accurate. Mine
have the correct part # on them, maybe somebody knocked a pair
of unpainted V8 fronts on the floor and put 'em on the 200 pile
I talked to GregA about his Bilstein experience, he said most of
those memories are now in a dark & misty place in his brain. These
Konis, however, just don't have that kind of oomph; in fact the Boges
that came off had more lift power in front than the yellow kids.
Erik and Linus were going over the ratings about a year ago and
an inconsistency in the 29800 f/r numbers came up. Steve Crosbie
reported 1/4" less than what I got for both front and rear using
the same shocks, it may not be that unusual.
What I really want to know is if there are original height specs
available for these beasties. I scanned the suspension/alignment
sections in the Bentley but couldn't find any height data. If
anybody has opinions or results about front vs. rear height changes
and handling, I'd love to hear about it.
C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
> I think their claim of lowering is based on the normal 5000/200, not the factory lower 200q20v.
> With Bilsteins, it is lowered even less (gas pressurized).
> In a message dated Thu, 19 Jul 2001 12:47:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Charles Baer <charlie at istari.com> writes:
> > Has anybody else come up missing .5" of lowering when using the
> > H&R springs with Konis on their 200q20v ?
> > I got the quoted 1.4" in the rear, but 1" instead of 1.5" in the
> > front.
> > Charlie
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