[A4] Strut vs. Cartridge Replacement Options

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Thu Jan 4 11:37:40 EST 2007

I thought the stock Sport setup was very good, IMO.  Of course it really
depends on your driving style, if you track the car ( I did not), and
just plain personal preference.


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From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Andrews
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 5:17 PM
To: Doug Johnson
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Subject: Re: [A4] Strut vs. Cartridge Replacement Options

I would try and get some sport springs if you want a sportier ride if
not, you CAN get struts for the non-sport suspension though so that is a
complete line or junk. On my a4 I had the sport springs and installed
Bilstein Sport dampers. Much better ride quality and handling over the
OEM sport setup IMO. Then again it was probably because the 90k mile
shocks were at the end of their life.


On 1/2/07, Doug Johnson <ur-quattro at msn.com> wrote:
> The local tire store told me that strut cartridges are only available 
> for B5 cars with sport suspensions.  And, since I don't have the sport
> suspension,
> I have to replace the complete strut assemblies.  Does that sound
> right?  If
> so, does anyone have a good source of sport struts that I can use
> with?
> Finally, might I risk damaging standard struts if I installed OEM 
> sport springs on them, by bottoming-out the struts?
> Thanks for your patience.  :-)
> ~ Doug
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