[s-cars] Suspension Problems in 94 S4

Rob Pecsar rpecsar at pacbell.net
Sun Jun 22 21:49:30 PDT 2008


After installing my suspension setup 4 years, I also had the front 
suspension clunk when I'd go over a pothole, but on the driver side. I 
had ruled out subframe bolts, suspension bolts, etc.

I didn't find anything, but this weekend that changed. In the engine 
bay, I noticed the driver side shock tower cover was sticking up more 
than the other one. When I removed it, the shock bushing (grommet?) that 
would normally be under the custom camber plate was torn and the shock 
was sticking up an inch or more. I can send you a pic if it would help, 
but check out yours.

Any BTDT out there?  I am not sure what if anything that I did wrong on 
the install, but would appreciate any word of wisdom...I think I'll have 
to pull the whole strut assembly out again....what were those 
recommended percentage to revalve the front Bilsteins?

Rob Pecsar
95 S6, RS2'd, Eibach, Bilsteins and '92 sway bars and rear subframe

Angelo A wrote:

>Hello all,
>I think this topic has been written about many times on this board but I am coming back to it because this is a problem that does not want to go away.
> Over the last 5 years since lowering the S4 this has always been a problematic area in the car. Especially the passenger side. I get this really weird clunking sound coming from that side of the car. I have taken note that it happens when going over things like potholes and such. If I am going over a bump in the road there is no clunk. It also happens when turning either left or right and hitting a bump or pothole. Now, I have changed the Bilstein's twice and now removed those and put in Konis. The problem is still there. Everything else including bushings, bump stops, blah blah are close to brand new and the car has the Igor solution to the alignment issue.
>Does anyone have an idea as to what may be causing this problem?
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