quattro Digest, Vol 5, Issue 66, 4KQ spring chop

Larry C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Wed Mar 17 17:41:27 EST 2004

Stiffer front springs will generally increase understeer, unless the
car's roll
camber change is so severe (which is most '80's VAG products) that the 
tire has + camber entering a turn. In this case, the increase in roll
may maintain camber close enough to zero to slight negative to regain
lost to roll. However, in a properly set up car, a stiffer front end
results in
more understeer, a stiffer rear, oversteer. 


> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 11:15:16 -0900
> From: "Jason Gray" <jason510 at att.net>
> Subject: 4KQ spring chop
> To: <quattro at audifans.com>
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>  My suggestion would be to get an extra set of rear springs and put 
> them on the front. The rear springs are stiffer (larger wire 
> diameter) and shorter free length so will lower the front end 
> significantly and provide stiffer spring rate.  Stiffer front 
> springs will make for increased oversteer handeling, should be 
> matched to a addition of a sway bar in rear to obtain more neutral 
> handeling. 
> -Jason Gray
> Anchorage, Alaska
> Message: 11
> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 19:15:02 +0100
> From: "Richard Tanimura" <richard at tanimuras.com>
> Subject: RE: 4KQ spring chop?
> To: "Phil Mather" <specracerx at yahoo.com>, <quattro at audifans.com>
> Message-ID: <MHEHJBEPOMNOGHOIDLBLKECGDBAA.richard at tanimuras.com>
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> You can cut them but the spring constant will increase i.e. the 
> spring will
> get firmer.

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