[BiturboS4] suspension upgrade

Kjos' fastwheels3 at attbi.com
Wed Sep 4 22:24:18 EDT 2002

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Yes new shocks are a must. I know, I tried them w/ stock shocks and the car=
 did not seem correct. It was bouncy and the steering even felt heavier. I =
do not think I'd buy H&R springs again as they are too low for me (1.3" dro=
p in front). I raised the front of the car about .5" when I mounted the Neu=
Speed/Bilsteins (only Bilsteins w/ height adjustability in front). It is st=
ill a little too low for me. I'd get springs that only lower the car by .8"=
. There are several brands including stock European Audi springs that will =
fill the bill here. Of course, if you're not using the car for street drivi=
ng, that's another story. I have no track experience so these comments rela=
te to street use only set ups.

BTW, shocks cost about $500/set plus $239 (you say) for the springs. Labor =
is something like $500 (here at least) so you're not saving a lot compared =
to coilovers. That way you can dial in your preferences and you won't be st=
uck w/ a solution that isn't exactly right like I am for now.

I'll sell you my H&Rs for $150. Want em?

John Kjos

----- Original Message -----
From: California Fields
To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 12:44 PM
Subject: [BiturboS4] suspension upgrade

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I was looking at suspension upgrades for the S4 and, basically, don't want =
spend $1,300 on a coilover kit.  Does anyone have any experience with the H=
sport springs on the S4 (they're only $239)?  Is a shock upgrade necessary
when going this route?

I had H&R sports and Bilstein shock upgrades on my VW GTI and, although the
handling was great, it was a bit harsh of a ride.  I'm trying to get someth=
a little less harsh for the S4...but something that will reduce the sag and
roll upon acceleration.
Carter Fields - San Francisco
'01 santorin blue
stock (not for long!)

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