[200q20v] RE: Bad rear shock?

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Nov 5 18:16:12 EST 2001

I don't know about Bilstiens specifically, but all of many brands of shocks
that I have seen/overhauled have internal rebound stops, and no internal
bump stops.


> From: Brian Link <brianl at starsys.com>
> Organization: Starsys Research
> Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2001 09:11:13 -0600
> To: "'200q20v at audifans.com'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Cc: "'paul at clarity.net'" <paul at clarity.net>
> Subject: [200q20v] RE: Bad rear shock?
> I would try autozone (If you have them where you live),  I have replaced
> Bilstiens through them sans receipt in the past no problems or questions
> asked.
> When you replace them, you might want to leave out your external bump stop,
> Bilstiens are internal.  Correct me if I'm wrong anyone.
> Brian Link
> Boulder, CO
> Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2001 12:47:27 -0500
> From: "Paul R. Luevano" <paul at clarity.net>
> To: 200TQ20V List <200q20v at audifans.com>, Patrick Burns <patrick at cape.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] Bad rear shock?
> OK, I think I know the answer to this already, but I thought I would run it
> by
> your guys first.
> Over the last week or so, I have been getting a pretty loud "clunk" from
> the
> right rear of my 200 when I hit a good sized bump/pothole/speedbump.   I
> know
> that's not right, and since I'm getting ready to take the car on a nice
> 4000
> mile or so trip, I thought I would look into it.
> So I pulled off the wheel and poked around, this is what I saw:
> http://www.clarity.net/~paul/audi/temp/rear_shock/
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