favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Wed Jul 9 12:20:30 PDT 2008

For a cruiser, I would stick with the stock springs and ride height,  
and add Boge dampers for same. Stock, this car exhibits excessive  
negative front camber, lowered it is intolerable. Work on this. A  
properly loaded strut tower brace helps, keeping camber within -0.5  
deg. and adds considerable lateral stiffness. More + camber involves  
major subframe mods to move lower control arms inboard.


On Jul 9, 2008, at 11:51 AM, robert weinberg wrote:

> Hi Bernie,
> well, i dropped my old Taurus SHO nearly 2" with tokico struts and  
> eibach springs. coupled with full length subframe connectors and  
> aluminum subframe bushings, the car cornered like a mofo but...
> rode like a rickshaw ;-)
> i don't think i wanna go that aggressive this time around. what do  
> you recommend for spirited driving but also long-ish road trips  
> (like 5-6 hours). i don't plan on tracking the car.
> the car had just got new rotors and pads on the UFOs.
> the car presently sits on 2002-ish A4 17" rims with Kuhmo ESCTA  
> Sport 2325/45/ZR17.
> Robby
> --- On Wed, 7/9/08, Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net> wrote:
>> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
>> Subject: Re: favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?
>> To: centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
>> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
>> Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 11:40 AM
>> What factors are you looking to change with new springs,
>> relative to
>> stock?
>> Spring rate? SRH? (static ride height)
>> The dampers are dependent upon both of those spring
>> factors, and the
>> unsprung weight. Do you have UFOs or G60s?
>> Bernie
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