[s-cars] Riding on bumpstops
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)
08 Q7 3.6P
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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