[s-cars] Shock Faux Pas?

Robert Rossato r0ssat0_987 at att.net
Fri May 12 07:20:39 EDT 2006

Two things.  First of all, Bilstein shocks will result in a slightly
higher riding height than stock.  Nothing you can do there.  Just the
nature of the shock.  Secondly, and what I would suspect may be the
problem, check to make sure the shop put the lower spring perch in
correctly.  They may have installed it upside down, which would place
the spring up higher by about an inch.  The spring and perch should sit
like this:
   __    ____________    __
_(__)_|                      |_(__)_

....not like this;
   __                             __
_(__)_                       _(__)_

Hopefully my pathetic ASCII art will not get garbled in the translation.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com 
> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of John Farr
> Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 1:23 AM
> To: S-CAR-List at audifans.com
> Subject: [s-cars] Shock Faux Pas?
> Wisemen of Listdom,
> Brought the S4 home from the very trusted, but non-performance  
> oriented shop today with new rear Bilsteins replacing the  
> embarrassingly shot OE units, thinking I was taking the first step  
> down the slippery slope. Was told they would work with 
> slightly lower  
> Eibachs for the next step later. I wanted it stiff, and it is really  
> stiff ! I'll live with that, but, I swear, the back end is lifted.  
> Could the incorrect shock change the ride height? Whatever 
> damping is  
> there is minimal. What is the correct part # for stock or slightly  
> less than stock ride height Bilsteins? After hours of looking at  
> suspension web sites, I've only confused myself further. Did 
> our cars  
> come with some kind of sport suspension option, or are they just  
> talking about aftermarket fitments?
> I've been hanging around this list almost since the beginning, and I  
> should know the answers.
> Yours Stupidly,
> John
> '93 S4
> '02 S6
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