favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 09:49:05 PDT 2008

I just had to go look his up because I have thought for years that the Avant
was in the same ball park as the V8.  Not so according to Audiworld model
info.  3439 for the Avant and 3839 for the 92 S4 and 3947 for the V8.

I was extrapolating when I transferred my suggestion from V8 to Avant.  The
200q20v sedan is a touch lighter than the Avant.  The 92 S4 springs gave
that model year a slightly lowered ride from the following years.  Think A4
sport package... about 1/2 an inch.  On a 200q20v, they may yield a static
ride height similar to stock but with higher spring rates. 

I wonder what the difference in weight is between the V8 and a 20vt.  

Learning something today,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com 
> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Taka Mizutani
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 8:26 AM
> To: centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
> Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?
> Be careful with springs intended for a C4 chassis S4 if 
> you're using them on a type 44.
> The C4 is heavier and the spring rates will end up being 
> higher than ideal- you might end up not lowering the car at 
> all or possibly raising the ride height.
> Bilstein HD are overdamped for stock springs- if you're 
> running custom springs that are stock ride height and higher 
> rate, they would be perfect. My preference is for Bilstein 
> Sport and Eibach Pro-Kit springs for ride/handling compromise.
> Taka
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