[Es2] [20v] B4 vs. Coupe Quattro, rear control arms

Kenneth Keith auditude at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 13:14:01 PST 2009

Thanks Wylie.  Now that I've looked at the suspension in person and on
http://vagcat.com I see how very different they are.  I found some
control arms in my shop that have decent bushings in them, so I'll use
those.  I'm glad I bought the B4 90Q for the hood and other parts,
because the suspension isn't what I expected at all.



On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Wylie Bean <theringmeister at triad.rr.com> wrote:
> The B4 rear is similar if not the same as the rear of the B5 A4 chassis so AFAIK it's not interchangeable with a B3 CQ.
> R&r on a bushing isn't that hard really. Can be done without a press using a drill and a hacksaw and a BIG vise to push the bushing in.  Done it more than once.
> Wylie Bean (via blackberry)
> 90 cq
> 91 90q20v
> 92 UrS4
> 01 allroad
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenneth Keith <auditude at gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 12:50:01
> To: es2 at audifans.com<es2 at audifans.com>; Audi 20V<20v at lists.20v.org>
> Subject: [20v] B4 vs. Coupe Quattro, rear control arms
> So I got my '95 90 Quattro onto my trailer to strip it for parts for
> my eS2 mods to my '90 Coupe Quattro.  I'm focusing on the suspension
> because I have a rear control arm bushing blown out on my CQ, and I
> want to use the B4 lower strut housings with the KW coilovers I have,
> which have 14mm holes vs. the 12mm in my CQ lower strut housings.
> I was thinking I would be able to use the rear control arm off the B4
> 90Q, but I see that it is different than the CQ rear control arm,
> which itself is basically a Type 85 front control arm backwards.  Does
> anyone know if the B4 rear control arms are interchangeable with the
> CQ?
> If not, then I'll have to replace the bushings in one of my loose Type
> 85 control arms.  I was hoping more for a bolt in swap for now, rather
> than having to mess with pressing out and in the bushing, which I
> would be doing with a homemade rig as describe on Huw Powell's page,
> http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi/bushings-pix2.htm, which takes a bit
> of elbow grease and patience.
> Cheers,
> Kenneth
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