linust at mindspring.com
Fri Nov 15 10:53:38 EST 2002
Be aware that there are at least 3 sets of springs from H&R that will fit
* #29800 - spec'd specifically for the 200q20v
* #29921 - originally spec'd for the V8q and later for the urS4/S6 as well
* #29771 - "race" stage 3 for the urS4/S6. i believe originally spec'd for
the '97 euro S6+ (V8) I know of no one in the US using this on a '91 200q
I have been running 29921 with Bilstein HD (US nomenclature) for the last
four years. I ran this setup with stock 15" wheels for about 6 months and
do NOT recommend it. The strength of the springs is initially lost to the
higher sidewalls of the tires, and the car has a tough time setting in a
corner or curve at "reasonable" speeds. With 16" (225/50-16) or 17"
(235/45-17) wheels & tires, these work well, with much improved response
and handling. To some (my wife) though the car is harsh--I call it a firm,
well controlled ride, though IMO, front compression damping is a bit too
much and rear rebound damping is a bit too light
This combination does NOT drop the car as much as stated--my car dropped
about 5/8 to 3/4 inch all around. Perhaps in the heavier urS4/S6, the car
would drop the specified 1.2" and I suspect my car would have dropped 3/4
to 7/8 inch with either Boge or Koni shocks. FWIW, my goal was to not
drop the car more than 3/4" due to the nature of the strut suspension on
Overall--I like the results, am very happy with it...only problem you will
have is if you hop into someone else's 200q20v with stock suspension--last
weekend I carpooled to Portland (Quattrofest @ PIR) with Pete Kunzler's
200q20v: stock springs and Konis and a loaded roof rack--his wallowing pig
didn't like what I tried to do -- Pete--fix your car, and not by buying
something else :)
At 08:48 AM 11/15/2002 , Tom Mullane wrote:
>Any difference in ride height? Where did you get them? Thanks.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Steven Hauptmann" <hauptmanns at MAIL.LLR.STATE.SC.US>
>To: "'Tom Mullane'" <tmullane at snet.net>; <200q20v at audifans.com>
>Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 11:14 AM
>Subject: RE: Suspension options
> > Tom,
> > I have recently installed the H&R springs and Bilstein Sports on our 200
> > (w/std. 215/60-15 rubber) and I love it. It's the wife's daily driver and
> > she does not think it's harsh at all. We find it to be much more solid
> > feeling and nose dive is much improved, as is stability at speed. IMO the
> > car is much more fun to drive.
> > Steve Hauptmann
> > South Carolina
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tom Mullane [mailto:tmullane at snet.net]
> > Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 10:02 AM
> > To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> > Subject: Suspension options
> > This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
> > --
> > [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> > At the risk of opening a can of worms...
> > I have a stock suspension in my 200 and an thinking of doing something to
> > eliminate some of the body roll. I recently upgraded the stock BBS wheels
> > to some urS4 wheels and I enjoy the difference. I like the stock ride,
> > corners are really scary. I would not be adverse to dropping the ride
> > height a little (nice look) but I am predominately interested in more
> > ride, but not too harsh on New England roads. Asking too much?
> > Suggestions?
> > I am sure this has been hashed and re-hashed, but after searching the
> > archives, it appears that many of the available options may have changed
> > the cars get older.
> > BTW, I have not done anything to upgrade my brakes yet. I expect to do
> > after I get rid of the nose drive that the car does when I brake now.
> > Thanks.
> > Tom Mullane
> > 91 200Q
> > 99 A6Q
> > 93 90
> > etc.
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