[BiturboS4] euro springs for S4's...
stiles_s at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 22 13:45:51 EDT 2002
That may be, here's what I know:
- I've got the "early" Neuspeed Bilsteins, that were revalved A4 units.
- The person I talked with at Neuspeed said that they are valving the new
(s4-specific) ones just like the early ones I've got.
This is based only on talking w/the one rep at Neuspeed. I tried to
cross-reference this w/Bilstein & the guy didn't return my call. I'm sure
the truth is out there somewhere :)
If someone has the real valving specs between the different shocks, I'd love
to see them.
>From: Todd Sager <todd at awe-tuning.com>
>CC: biturbos4 at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] euro springs for S4's...
>Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 15:17:37 -0400
>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,
> > gives the car an unsettled feel on undulating roads. I spent some time
> > wife's "stock" S4 over the weekend, and it handles better than my car
> > NeuBilsteins. It's much better damped under all road conditions.
> > My uneducated guess is that they tried to valve them to "match" their
> > 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
> > groove the shock body for you for a small fee to your specs. I have a
> > their way to me as I write this.
> > Why didn't I just get the NeuBilsteins revalved? 1) I didn't want to
> > 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
> > & probably slap them on my wife's S4 (or just sell them).
> > Scott.
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