[200q20v] h&rs for v8 or s4/s6 on 200q20v

Greg Amy grega at pobox.com
Thu Jun 14 11:26:35 EDT 2001

> Is this doable?  I'm trying to think of a way to get stiffer springs
> without lowering the 200q20v at all, and I was wondering if this would
> accomplish my goal.
> Is there any other way to accomplish this goal other than getting
> coil-overs?
> I was considering having the H&Rs brought to a Spring Works and lengthened
> as well, but I don't know how I could tell them to make the car sit 1"
> higher just by giving them raw springs.

Well, coilover suspension (http://www.bira.org/coilover.html) and stretching
aftermarket springs both seems a bit excessive. However, there's another
option. Do you have or do you plan to install Bilstein shocks? Bilsteins can
be modified with grooves for the lower spring seat; I had a set done for my
neu-S4 for $75. This way, you can adjust the height of the car using these
grooves, and still get near the performance you want.

But, you may find the slightly-lowered not too bad. I installed H&R springs
and Bilstein Sports (http://www.gatm.com/Cars/200suspension.html) on my 200q
(http://www.gatm.com/Cars/audi200.html) and I was very happy with it. Neil
Swanson later did the same with his. I didn't really consider it to be too
low, and it certainly wasn't as low as H&R claimed it would be (damn, I miss
that car!)


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