[s-cars] Loosey Goosey aka "bitch ain't tight"

Vincent Frégeac s.sikss at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 18:26:26 PST 2009

Light steering is a feature, not an issue ;-) As suggested, removing the
servotronic relay (#37 IIRC but not sure) is the easiest way to regain some
steering feel, although it makes parking manoeuvre a bit hard.

A8/Used Boxster callipers plus calliper bracket is the cheapest route for
brake upgrade but with good pads, the brakes are ok for street use (it takes
a few month to get used to the mushy pedal though).

I would check the exhaust installation first. Even with tranny & engine
mounts shot, the exhaust shouldn't hit the body, BTDT with frequent, heavy,
engine load.



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Objet : [s-cars] Loosey Goosey aka "bitch ain't tight"

The girl is finally legal and on the road. I ain't feelin' it. 

The steering is light and she feels more like a Buick than a German sedan.
Are these r & r bushings (like my old CQ's) or entire control arms (like my
B5 S4). I am guessing struts are in order as well. 

The brakes are horrible but I've heard that this is an issue. A8 rotors and
Boxster calipers? 

The exhaust hits the body when the engine is under load. I will check the
hangers but I am thinking weak engine/tranny mounts. Any BTDT's? 

I am looking to just get it tightened up as a DD, no track car. 


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