Suspension options

Steven Hauptmann hauptmanns at MAIL.LLR.STATE.SC.US
Fri Nov 15 17:09:11 EST 2002

I don't have the paperwork in front of me but they were the 200 20v specific
springs. I believe they were as Linus stated, the 29800's.

It looks to be lowered about an inch or so. I did not measure the drop
because I really did not care. TO ME, as long as the car will not be
uncomfortable to my wife (this could cause me headaches), cause severe
geometry issues or give that EXTREMELY LOW import look, it's academic.

The H&R/Bilstein sport setup really surprised me with regard to how nice the
ride is and how much better the car feels. Icing on the cake is that I think
it looks better, maybe a bit more aggressive, but most unknowing would never
even notice.

Steve Hauptmann
South Carolina

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	motogo1 [mailto:motogo1 at]
Sent:	Friday, November 15, 2002 6:01 PM
To:	Steven Hauptmann
Subject:	Re: Suspension options

What is the model number on these H&R's and how much did it drop the ride

Gary Martin
94 UrS4
91 200 TQA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Hauptmann" <hauptmanns at MAIL.LLR.STATE.SC.US>
To: "'Tom Mullane'" <tmullane at>; <200q20v at>
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 8:14 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]
> Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 10:02 AM
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Suspension options
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> 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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