[s-cars] Riding on bumpstops

Wylie Bean theringmeister at triad.rr.com
Fri May 8 12:45:37 PDT 2009

I just replaced my upper mounts 3 months ago, and they're already failing if not trashed. DON'T buy the cheap mounts.    There was supposedly a revision made by Meyle but I don't know how you'd tell ahead of time thatyou were getting them. 

I bought mine from FAP99. 

Wylie Bean (via blackberry)
90 cq
91 90q20v
92 UrS4
08 Q7 3.6P

-----Original Message-----
From: Erik Addy <erikaddy at yahoo.com>

Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 12:20:57 
To: <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Subject: [s-cars] Riding on bumpstops

Sooo.. trying to prepare my '94 S4 for a few track events this summer (hopefully).  Amongst other things, I am getting an allignement next week so today I took a look at my strut top mounts (the part that you move to adjust camber).  I removed them and noted two things: 1) the rubber is starting to crack around the metal bushing so I suppose I better replace them.  2)  My car rides on the front bumpstops while sitting with no occupants (mit Eibachs/Koni Sports installed by PO).  The bumpstops are about 4"/10cm long.

I seem to recall that the bumpstops should be trimmed when using lowering springs.  Is this correct?  If so, how much should I trim them and should I bother replacing the bumpstops with new parts?

Also, if they should be trimmed, would that also apply to the rear suspension (as I assume they were also not trimmed).  That would be a bit of a bummer, as they would be harder to get to.


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