[ba] Bushings, sway bar from 4000 quattro sedan, more

Michael Heth totb at serversmiths.com
Mon Jul 28 16:57:09 EDT 2003

Say Folks,

I'm going to have the front end bushings replaced on my 82 coupe and
wanted to ask the list for any advice on that end. I know that delrin
will lock everything together solid but I'm not looking for that I just
want a supple, smooth, tight ride. Is there any choice in the matter
besides stock and delrin?

I'm also keen to find the front sway bar from the 4000 Quattro to
replace the stock unit on my car as it's supposed to be a direct
replacement just beefier. So, if anyone knows of a BA source (that you
*know* has one), I'd appreciate a pointer.

I *also* looking for the metal 90 degree trim piece from the right rear
bumper on the 82-84 4000 body. On that bumper there is the long middle
strip and on each end a separate piece curves around to finish off the
look. I need the one that is on the right as you look at the rear of
the car. This is holding up the painting of the bumpers so any
tips/pointers are very much appreciated. Since I'm going to paint it
black with that Wurth stuff it doesn't have to look nice.

BTW, I had posted over a year ago about shocks and we'd hashed it out
on the list and the advice was to stay away from the Bilsteins if I
wanted to retain a comfy ride. When I had the shocks replaced the shop
strongly recommended Bilsteins and rather than argue I went along with
it. They were very stiff when new and didn't seem to be loosening up so
I thought I'd blown it. But when the hot weather came, all that
changed. They got nice and supple and I'm happy as a clam. They
couldn't find Bilsteins for the rear and used KYB and they are also
working out excellent.

Thanks for tips/pointers.

Michael Heth

If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw
meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girl
friends. And they tolerated it and let us go ahead and play with our
toys. - Orson Welles

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