H&R 29800 and Bilstien Sports opinions

TM t44tq at mindspring.com
Mon Jun 3 14:58:49 EDT 2002

Do you have #s for the spring rates of the 29800, the V8 H&R and
your Eibachs? I'd love to know what the differences are.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Link [mailto:brianl at starsys.com]
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 1:40 PM
To: 'TM'; 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: RE: H&R 29800 and Bilstien Sports opinions

Thanks for the reply Taka,
I think I was a bit surprised by the amount of body roll with the H&R's.

 As I said I have stiffer rear springs on my 20v and the body roll is
less.  I am starting to think a rear roll bar isn't really necessary,
just stiffer springs in the back will make a big difference in reducing
body roll without making the ride too much worse.   I wonder if the
set-up would be a H&R kit with the 200 20v front springs and the V8

Neither my stock front eibach rears or the H&R's both with Bilstien
seemed underdamped over bumps (my bumps may differ from yours).


-----Original Message-----
From:	TM [SMTP:t44tq at mindspring.com]
Sent:	Monday, June 03, 2002 11:24 AM
To:	'Brian Link'; 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject:	RE: H&R 29800 and Bilstien Sports opinions


Plush? I have that setup and it is far from plush- the springs are quite
stiff, takes quite a bit of force to really compress the springs.


Biggest problem I have is the body roll- even with the Bilstein sport
and H&R springs the car rolls like a big boat when pushed hard. Only
thing I can think of to combat this would be to put a large front
anti-roll bar on the car and a rear bar to combat the corresponding

I think the shocks are more of a problem than the springs- the shocks
need more rebound damping so the ride doesn't get ridiculously jiggly on
bumps- our
A4 w/ H&R coilovers rides better in that regard, although the shorter
wheelbase makes the car less comfortable, but the shock damping is much
better in that setup.


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