Suspension options

Peter Schulz peschulz at
Fri Nov 15 11:16:43 EST 2002


- theoretically.

In practice those "slight" changes resulted in the front of the car now sitting 1/4 inch? higher than stock.
_Only_change was the 200-spec'd Bilstein HDs.  Stock Springs. No issues with incorrect installation, etc.
Strut cartridges installed from above.

You're a Koni fan, right?  Konis tend to be predominantly hydraulic and do not have the high pressure gas charge of the Bilsteins.

- that said,  my actual experience in going from the stock Boge Gas charged struts to Koni hydraulic sports on my CQ (stock springs) resulted in an approximate 1/4 inch drop in height, using oem strut bearings (my floor jack used to easily fit under the car, now I have to remove the saddle to get it to fit under the CQ.)


At 08:02 AM 11/15/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>Peter, Excepting for slight differences between gas pressurized and non
>pressurized, shocks have no influence on static ride height.
>> From: Peter Schulz <peschulz at>
>> Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 10:29:28 -0500
>> To: "Tom Mullane" <tmullane at>
>> Cc: <200q20v at>
>> Subject: Re: Suspension options
>> Tom:
>> I live in Chelmsford MA and have 1 Avant with Bilstein HDs, stock springs and
>> stock rims.
>> Ride height may actually have increased with the HD installation.
>> I also have another avant with Bilstein Sports, Eibach springs, stock rims.
>> Drop in ride height is negligible compare to the HDs
>> Paul Royal (NH) also has this setup and is pleased
>> Dan Simoes (stock struts and springs) has driven the Avant with the HDs and
>> may be able to give his opinion.
>> -Peter

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