Rear stabilizer

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at
Wed Oct 2 20:45:14 EDT 2002

Beg to differ, Claus,

If, as you declare, "the 200 chassis is so flexible, that it should not have
a rear stabilizer", adding anti roll torque in the rear should/would make no
difference, inasmuch as chassis deflection would follow the front restricted
body roll anyway and there could/would be no rear wheel lift, with or
without.  Such is not the case.  Rear anti roll torque can only improve the
car's understeer tendicies, which is why IMO it was added in small doses
both the '92 S4 and the V8.  The S4 rear anti roll system has been added to
the 200 chassis, with posted mod descriotion and positive results.

Go for it, Eyvind and post your results.


> From: "Claus Vegener" <vegener at>
> Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 00:19:01 +0200
> To: "Eyvind Spangen" <eyvind.spangen at>, <200q20v at>
> Subject: Re: Rear stabilizer
> Wisedom from the list have former said -
> that the 200 chassis is so flexibel, that it should not have a
> rear stabilizer. A rear stabilizer tend to lift the innermost
> backwheel of the ground, so you will have a rear slip.
> Stronger springs and shocks should be the way to go -
> Claus
> 90 200q20V Avant
> 83 Urq WR
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eyvind Spangen" <eyvind.spangen at>
> To: <200q20v at>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 11:51 PM
> Subject: Rear stabilizer
>> I have a rear stabilizer from a '93 V8 here, and I'm thinking about
>> installing it in my 200q20v. Do you think it will make a difference?
>> --
>> E. Spangen
>> '90 Audi 200TQ20v

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