[BiturboS4] Neuspeed Bilsteins installed, quick review
stiles_s at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 8 18:28:45 EDT 2002
to answer one of your questions: you can't adjust the camber in the front
(or the rear, IIRC) of the S4. You can only adjust relative camber
(side/side) by shifting the subframe.
ps. you couldn't adjust camber in your MkIV GTI either ;)
>From: "California Fields" <cfields72 at hotmail.com>
>To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] Neuspeed Bilsteins installed, quick review
>Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 10:37:02 -0700
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>When you guys lower your cars with suspension upgrades, do you bother
>adjusting the camber on the wheels at all? I noticed that when I did the
>Bilstein/H&R upgrade on my Mk4 VW GTI a couple of years ago that the tires
>wore unevenly (more on the inside part of the wheel than the outside).
>it necessary to readjust the camber to compensate for any changes due to
>P.S. Random question: What is the stock diameter x width of the S4 front
>rear brakes in milimeters?
>Carter Fields - San Francisco
>'01 santorin blue
>stock (not for long!)
> >From: "S Stiles"
> >To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
> >Subject: [BiturboS4] Neuspeed Bilsteins installed, quick review
> >Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 23:40:23 -0700
> >Just finished installing the rear Bilsteins this afternoon (I've
> >running the fronts for a week). Here's a quick review of the setup.
> >The Neuspeed Bilsteins are unique in two ways:
> >1) both front & rears have 5 slots, allowing for height
> >adjustability of
> >roughly +/- 1/2 inch from stock.
> >2) IIRC they're valved slightly differently. I'm not sure how they
> >from standard Bilstein HDs.
> >I'm running stock springs.
> >The front ride height (floor to fender lip): 26 3/8" (roughly a 5/8"
> >Rear: 25 15/16" (roughly a 3/8" drop)
> >This mod accomplished my goals, which were: 1) minimizing the big
> >gap in front, and 2) improving damping. The stock dampers on my
> >floated badly over low-frequency bumps, and also allowed for quite a
> >bit of
> >dive/squat under decel/accel.
> >Glad to say that the ride height is perfect for my needs. I still
> >have ample
> >ground clearance for skiing this winter, and the car no longer looks
> >like a
> >The ride control is hugely improved over stock. If anything, I think
> >damping is still slightly light in front, but it's a huge
> >improvement over
> >stock. It is still very compliant over bad pavement, but dive/squat
> >initial-roll are all reduced.
> >Finally, the install was really pretty simple. The biggest headache
> >removing a little pressed-on circular safety clip up in the wheel
> >Beyond that, it was super straightforward -- easier than the several
> >generations of VWs & Miata/MX5s I've been tinkering with.
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