[BiturboS4] H&R coilovers or H&R/Bilstein combo

Noah Ward nward at printcafe.com
Thu May 30 11:09:57 EDT 2002

I have yet to upgrade mine but I was fortunate enough to ride in a friends
S4 who has H&R Sports on 19" BBS CHs and I was surprised how nice it felt. I
did not know they were linear I thought the H&R coilovers were progressive.
They sure didn't feel harsh. I didn't think it was really any more harsh
than my stock suspension. It sold me on the H&Rs. I'm rather curious about
the new Bilstein PSS9s that are coming out however. Adjustable rebound and
compression dampening sounds like "A good thing".

I've heard good things about other mated spring/shock combos like the stasis
product and the intrax stuff. Best advice I could give would be to try and
go for a ride in a car that has the suspension set-up you're thinking of
getting. I don't think you could go wrong with the H&R coilovers though,
many people on the forums swear by them. (as opposed to swearing at them)


on 5/29/02 5:21 PM, Jeff Mayzurk at jeff at mayzurk.com wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm seeking suspension advice for my 2002 S4 sedan.
> My car is driven on the street only. My primary goals are a slightly
> firmer suspension, mostly in terms of improved damping, and lowering the
> car slightly to reduce the wheel well gap. I find the stock spring rate
> more or less acceptable, though I wouldn't mind a slightly more
> aggressive rate.
> My former daily driver is a Porsche 951 which is now dedicated to the
> track. I bought the S4 because as I started improving the Porsche's
> suspension (springs, shocks, solid bushings, etc.), it was beating me up
> on the way to and from work every day. So I although I'd like slightly
> better performance from the Audi, I don't want to end up in the same
> place I did with the Porsche.
> The two options I'm considering are:
> - H&R sport springs w/Bilstein dampers (from AWE Tuning)
> - H&R coilover kit
> My concern about the coilovers is potential harshness from linear rate
> springs, particularly on Los Angeles freeways and rough side streets.
> Any thoughts? Anyone in SoCal with H&R coilovers care to comment on ride
> harshness?
> Thanks,
> -Jeff
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