Suspension Q's:

Steven Hauptmann hauptmanns at
Mon Sep 20 12:14:21 EDT 2004

I have the H&R's w/ Bilstein sports and I really like the improved ride and
control. The car moves through a corner much flatter and has lost much of
that boat feeling I associated with the stock springs.

It's my understanding that the Boge tg are not as stiff as the Bilsteins but
have heard the Boge tg work well with the OEM springs. 

Downside to the H&R's for a daily driver IMO is the increase in negative
camber. On my car this has accelerated the tire wear on the inside edge. I
will be installing some adjustable camber plates so that I can move the
camber closer to zero degrees.  

A friend of mine used delrin (sp?) bushings at the swaybar to control arm
location and reported the car (5000tq) handled much better. I actually
bought them from him when he sold his car and I plan on installing them on
the 200 if I can ever get around to it. Of course the ride will be stiffer
and noisier and they will not absorb vibration like rubber bushings. 

Steve Hauptmann
South Carolina

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	SuffolkD at [mailto:SuffolkD at] 
Sent:	Monday, September 20, 2004 11:09 AM
To:	quattro at; sdewitt at
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Subject:	Re: Suspension Q's:

Subject vehicle 200 20V 3B w/ 150K 17" wheels.

Knowing Bernie's answer, I'd like to gather suggestions for increasing the
track handling of my daily driver. (Yes, dedicated track car would be ideal)

Bilstein's increase ride height correct?

If I decide to use H&R to lower 1.5", boge turbo gas sufficient?

Are there SOME bushings that would benefit from derlin/urethane?  I "know" 
certain OEM rubber ones are best due to the travel motion of some suspension


Current plan is bushings, upper strut bearings, "springs" and "shocks".
TIA -Scott by BOSTON

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