[Biturbos4] Quick question about springs and shocks

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Fri May 26 19:42:42 EDT 2006

Hmm. I dont have first-hand experience, so take my comments for all 
they are worth :-)

The stock S4 springs have quite significant rebound stiffness, so I 
dont think they are a "no no" with lowered springs, but they might 
bottom out and fail (ask me how I know).

The reverse - short stroke shock and longer spring - is less clear cut. 
But it DOES mean that the shock is not at its center point.  So it is 
wrong.  I dont know if the point in its travel determines valving in 
that particular shock.

But the point is that the shock travel and spring travel should be 
essentially the same.

There are different ways of lowering of course. Change the spring perch 
(good) or shorten it (not so good). What was your method?>


On May 26, 2006, at 10:15 AM, mike mcclurg wrote:

> Right now, my '01 S4 is lowered (Intrax springs, I
> think - they are purple anyway) with Koni shocks.
> From reading the archives and looking on audiworld, I
> have found that it is a no-no to put stock shocks on
> lowering springs, but my question is the reverse.
> What if I put stock springs back on? Can I still use
> the Koni shocks?
> Thanks,
> Mike
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