[s-cars] Ride height H&R/Bilsteins
serge411 at speakeasy.org
Tue Jun 11 19:10:48 EDT 2002
on 6/11/02 5:10 PM, Neil Swanson at neilsphoto at yahoo.com wrote:
> Did it
> My car measures 14.5"s front and rear from the wheel
> center to the wheel arch edge.
> When I worked at the dealer I had the chance to
> measure (but I forget) and drive ( I remember) many
> s-car mods.
> Hoppen (ABT?) springs are lower than mine. Intrax are
> really low too.
> Remember that car we all heard about that broke the
> front anti-roll bar with 2B delrin bushings? We had
> that car in too. It was a NY car that was sold and
> went west. Came back to the east and was in for the
> gas pedal replacement.
> The owner spent some bucks with 2B while he was west.
> I don't know what the front springs ere but they were
> looooow. Rears were c/o'd but I didn't catch the
> rate. Koni yellows. The car was too low, too harsh
> and really crashed hard and loud over bumps. Maybe
> the Konis were cranked real hard. I know I couldn't
> live with it.
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Hello to all,
I spent some time discussing springs/shocks with a guy (don't remember the
name) at 2B. He mentioned they have used H&R part #29800 (listed in H&R
application guide as a 200 20V, 1989-91) for our cars. These springs really
drop the car way down, he claimed 2" drop and rates of 220lb-fronts
310lb-rears. Compared to H&R part #29921 (listed in H&R application guide as
a S4,S6, Quattro,1992-96) 1.3" drop with spring rates of @300lb-fronts and
H&R "race springs" part #29771 according to www.urs4.com have a rate of
340lb-front and 330lb-rear and drop the car about the same as #29921, seems
like a really stiff front setup to me. Has anyone used these springs? If so,
with what shocks? How is the ride/handling like with this application?
Does anyone know what the spring rates were from the factory, other than
stiff in 92 and less stiff from there on?
95 S6 Avant
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