[s-cars] Ride height H&R/Bilsteins

serge 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.
> Neil
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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?

Thanks all
Serge Filanovsky
95 S6 Avant

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