[A4] Front end links

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Mon Jul 24 11:43:47 EDT 2006

I did the entire Meyle front end kit on our 98 A4 about 18 mos ago, too.
Also did the HD tie rod ends.  Was a real b!tch, IMO - really mostly
because of the big pinch bolt for the uppers.  So far so good.  Of
course I would hope so its only been 18 months.  I'm wondering if later
B5 cars got improved control arms or bushings....My '01 S4's front end
is tight as can be - ~52k mi....

One thing about the HD tie rod ends - I remember th edeler tech - who is
well known to be a good alignment guy - saying the HD tie rod ends kept
him from being able to proeprly set something that has to do with bump
steer.  I don't know enough about the suspension geometry/alignment to
know what he was talking about - maybe somebody else here knows....

'84 urquattro 20Vt
'01.5 S4
'98 A4 1.8Tq

-----Original Message-----
From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Hurt
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2006 1:38 AM
To: Andy Lewis
Cc: a4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [A4] Front end links


I put the same kit on my 98.5 A4 and really like it.  Of course, my
particular car got a recall about 6 months *after* I did the work, so I
missed out on the free work.  If your talking about the Meyle kit, I was
very happy with the level of fit & finish and they included everything
you needed right in the box.  Then again, maybe your car is on the
recall list for front end suspension stuff.  have you checked for a


On 7/21/06, Andy Lewis <a5lewis at yahoo.com> wrote:
> My 99 A4 is in need of some front end work.  I have
> already replaced the lower control arm on the pass
> side--now  it seems that the front end is loose again--different 
> arm--and the tie rods are going.  I was lookign for a kit that 
> includes all the control arms and tie rod ends.  Can anyone recommend 
> a kit for sale??  I was looking at ECS tuning--they have an OEM
> kit with after market "better" tie rod ends for around
> $600.  Also, sometime down the road I plan to lower
> the car an inch or so with new springs.  Would this
> kit be worth it.  I don't feel like replacing things a
> piece at a time--I'd rather get in there and fix them
> all and have it good for a while longer.
> Thanks
> Andy
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