[200q20v] Bilstein Sports rear shock <clunk>

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Nov 5 18:16:13 EST 2001

You may well have the wrong shock for your short springs, but this may not
be your clunk.  Check the upper control arm ball ends, especially the outer


> From: "Jagernauth, Stephen, BMSLS" <sjagernauth at ems.att.com>
> Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 10:53:15 -0500
> To: AUDI 20V List <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] Bilstein Sports rear shock <clunk>
> Similar to the bad rear shock thread, I just installed new Bilstein Sports
> B46-2066 on rear and
> have a similar clunk on the slightest bump.  Noted the Bilsteins are 1"
> shorter
> than the old stock Boge, called back vendor and he saw a note from Bilstein
> that
> shorter springs recommended for this application.
> Is this really necessary? Is anyone else using Bilstein with stock
> springs?   Does the large rubber bump stop need to be removed?
> Another option would be cutting the bump-stop in half, any other ideas?
> I seem to be bottoming out early on the bump stop due to reduced travel.  I
> know from other Bilstein installs (on a 911) that
> the bump stop is removed due to internal bump stop but that is a different
> application,
> (Bilstein upside-down design for front strut). The
> car rides wonderfully but the <clunk> is really unnerving and I would like
> to fix it asap.
> Thanks,
> Steve Jagernauth sjagernauth at att.com <mailto:sjagernauth at att.com>
> '91 200tq20v Black on gray
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