[Biturbos4] new guy on the list

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Thu Apr 26 19:43:48 EDT 2007

My finding is that the parts dont wear out as a set, and you should at 
least trade off just repalcing the links, tie rod ends, etc as they wear 
out, rather than doing a mass replacement.

There are arguments either way.


Mark R wrote:
> Steve,
> All of the front suspension links.  They don't have replaceable
> ends/bushings, so you typically purchase the whole kit (approx. $500.00
> ish?) and replace all of the links.  Other parts up front are typical tie
> rods, anti-roll bar bushings, etc.
> Google: FEBI control arm kit.  Meyle is another manufacturer.
> No affiliation, but for a picture:
> http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi?make=Audi&engine=V6%2012v&model=B5%20A4&submodel=Quattro&category=Suspension&subcategory=OEM
> Mark Rosenkrantz
> On 4/26/07, Steve Munk <fxstm at uaf.edu> wrote:
>> On Apr 26, 2007, at 11:17 AM4/26/07, Mark R wrote:
>>> all modern Audis eventually need new front suspension links replaced.
>> I'd appreciate more details on this. Specifically what parts?
>> My 2001 S4 is approaching 100K miles, and the suspension feels tight
>> and right except there's a thump/rattle in the front right when
>> driving slowly over bumpy terrain, like cobblestones or bumpy gravel
>> parking lots. Previous owner replaced all shocks/struts in the last
>> 10K miles.
>> Thanks,
>> Steve
>> --
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