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Derek Pulvino dpulvino at agraus.com
Wed Mar 28 21:50:50 EST 2001


Just put bilstein HD's in my car and would say I am very impressed with the improvement.  Ride is much firmer, and surprisingly flatter.  Used Boge's in VW's in the past, but I've never had any experience with Koni's before.  Will say though, after this expience I'm pretty well sold on the Bilstein. 

Purchased through Top Notch Auto Accesories (www.topnotchauto.com) who beat Rd enterprises on price, and even though it wasn't RD's fault, they also delivered the goods in a much more timely fashion.  Mention this list and I'll bet they work with you on price (V8 list, Dec, 2000) 

Only downside I had with the Bilstein was delivery did take a long time...no, like a looooooong time.  But that was when I was dealing with RD-don't know if that was an RD or Bilstein issue; go figyah

If you have any other questions let me know, I'll see if I can help. 

Derek P.

Derek P

Message: 8 
Reply-To: "Carl Cobb" <c123666 at earthlink.net> 
From: "Carl Cobb" <c123666 at earthlink.net> 
To: "Beer, Jerald" <jbeer at boosecasey.com>, 
"200q20v \(E-mail\)" <200q20v at audifans.com> 
Cc: "S-Car-List \(E-mail\)" <s-car-list at eGroups.com> 
Subject: Re: [200q20v] tach swap 
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 19:49:19 -0800 

The S6 Avant we just acquired runs great, requires new suspension (as it did 
when new), and is great except for one thing. The clutch does not engage 
until about the last two inches when it is released. The clutch does not 
slip in fifth gear when I do the usual test. I get no clutch chatter. I do 
treat it very gently. My mechanic said it is probably close to the end of 
its life as it is probably the original clutch and this car has 56k on it. 
I guess clutches are like brakes; life expectancy is pretty dependent on the 
driving habit of the owner. 

Any comments on this? 

Next issue; my fiancee, for whom I purchased the car, has very short legs. 
She is unable to depress the clutch pedal all the way to the floor and is, 
pretty much, unable to drive the car. Does anybody have any recommendations 
on how to best deal with this? A friend had the drivers seat on his 92 300E 
moved forward a few inches for his (then) wife (4'11") and that took care of 
it. Are the pedals adjustable (on aston martins they are!)? Anyone aware 
of things that attach to pedals for just this purpose? 

And last......a poster here recommended koni shocks and ABT springs as 
opposed to Bilsteins. Thoughts? They cost quite a bit more and I've had 
good luck with bilsteins on my mercedes, porsche, and my motorcycles over 
the years. 



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