b.benz at charter.net
Fri Jun 5 12:10:35 PDT 2009
Audi originally had 3 different spring shim thicknesses for the
200-20V and V8, used level the the suspension L to R, NLA. See your
Bentley. Yes, springs can be shimmed. I’ve cut rubber rings and added
to the spring seats.
On Jun 5, 2009, at 11:47 AM, Kent McLean wrote:
> If you've been following along the "get 3 Audis inspected" game,
> the new score is 1 for 3. :(
> The V8 failed for 2 reasons.
> 1) Back-up lights don't work. I knew this before going in, and I
> think I have
> a solution. I just need to get under the car and run some wires
> from the
> back-up light switch to the wires I found in the automatic
> multi-function switch (gizmo) under the hood.
> 2) The car has been lowered. This I also knew, but I didn't know it
> was a
> point of failure in NH. As Dave (at Steve & Dave's) said, he's seen
> that have been jacked up, but they would fail at his station.
> Me: How high does it have to be?
> Dave: "Stock."
> I'm not sure how he judges that, but my questions now are:
> a) How tough is it to replace the springs on all 4 corners? Remove
> the struts?
> Screw up the alignment?
> b) Can I get away with putting shims/spacers under the springs, to
> boost the
> ride height to normal? (To be returned to "normal" after the
> almighty sticker
> has been applied.)
> c) Anyone know what ride height is "normal"?
> I'd prefer to keep the lowered suspension, but I don't want to have
> to do this
> every year just to comply. Unless I find a "better" inspector. ;)
> Summary: '91 200 needs rotors, bads, and an exhaust, '90 V8 needs a
> and back-up lights. At least the A4 is OK to drive.
> Kent McLean
> 1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
> 1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
> 1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
> gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"
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