[Biturbos4] new guy on the list
fxstm at uaf.edu
Thu May 3 19:55:08 EDT 2007
Thanks for the comments everyone. I found this discussion very
helpful. If you go the piece-by-piece route, how hard is it to figure
out specifically which front suspension links need replacing?
Steve Munk http://people.arsc.edu/~munk/S4
HPC Systems Analyst '01 Audi S4 biturbo, silver 6-speed
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center '01 Audi A6 2.7T, gold 6-speed
University of Alaska Fairbanks mailto:fxstm at uaf.edu
On Apr 26, 2007, at 7:45 PM4/26/07, Grant Lenahan wrote:
> This is always a trade off. In the old days (B2, B3) cars, all the
> bushings were rubber press-ins and relatively cheap. On those
> cars, I would, somewhere in the 80-100k range, go through and
> replace "every rubber bit I could find". This included the strut
> top bearings, which, on those cars, were good for, oh, 2 miles
> (actually about 50k).
> On my S4 (which I had from new --> 80k) I had 1 tie rod end and 1
> control arm go. Both were done ~65-70k. The others showed no
> signs of imminent failure, so I did not do them. I cant say when
> they DID go, since I did not have the car long enough to find out.
> in general, I find the newer cars to have suspension components
> that last longer than the older ones, but the parts are more
> numerous and costly. Pick your poison.
> Good luck,
> Mark R wrote:
>> I agree with Grant. If the money is super tight, can just replace
>> 1 or 2 links.
>> However: Alignment is necessary if you replace one or all links.
>> And from recollection, separately the links would total around
>> $800. as opposed to $500. for the kit.
>> No question Grant is correct- the wear isn't even.
>> Mark Rosenkrantz
>> On 4/26/07, *Grant Lenahan* <glenahan at vfemail.net
>> <mailto:glenahan at vfemail.net>> wrote:
>> 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.
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