[BiturboS4] euro springs for S4's...

Todd Sager todd at awe-tuning.com
Tue Oct 22 16:17:37 EDT 2002

As far as I know, the current Neuspeed units are simply S4 specific
Bilstiens grooved at the Bilstein factory.  The valving is indentical to
the non-grooved BE3-6214HO and BE3-6213HO part numbers.

S Stiles wrote:
> FWIW, I think the valving on the Neuspeed-tuned Bilsteins is bizarre, and
> gives the car an unsettled feel on undulating roads. I spent some time in my
> wife's "stock" S4 over the weekend, and it handles better than my car w/the
> NeuBilsteins. It's much better damped under all road conditions.
> My uneducated guess is that they tried to valve them to "match" their sport
> springs, and the resulting setup works poorly w/stock springs (I have no
> idea how it works w/stiffer springs).
> There's another Bilstein solution: ECS (www.ecstuning.com) tuning sells
> Bilstein Sports that are the correct part for the S4. In addition, they will
> groove the shock body for you for a small fee to your specs. I have a set on
> their way to me as I write this.
> Why didn't I just get the NeuBilsteins revalved? 1) I didn't want to deal
> w/my car up on bricks in the garage for a week, 2) Assuming I like the
> "stock" Bilstein Sport valving, I'm going to have Bilsteins revalve the Neus
> & probably slap them on my wife's S4 (or just sell them).
> Scott.

Todd Sager
A.W.E. Tuning
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