[urq] Forged strut & WB housing repair option.

steven j michellepfeiffersx at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 2 10:43:05 EDT 2005

one of my mechanics has experience unbending these -
as it worked well in his rally car.  This is one
option, although not my first choice.  Even if I
eventually get a replacement I'd be tempted to have
this guy try the repair as it seems ashame to discard
a urq part.  I have to see where mine is bent - the
mechanic indicated they bend in 2 places.  I have
nasty positive camber on  that side for sure.

Heat is used - of course I wonder about weakining of
the piece although my mechanics says he repeatedly
checks his rally car and the part has never given up a
milimeter to stress.

I occationlly hearing of folks thinking about
converting to the front end components from the 1988 -
1991 Audi 80's and 90's.   If that's a good option I'd
do that but I don't know if anyone pulled it off.


--- Bill Bennett <ur.quattro at verizon.net> wrote:

> nope, the URQ strut is reinforced in the tie rod
> mounting area actuallty to 
> the point of overkill,  the arm the tie rod
> bolts to is not stamped and 
> welded, Me thinks the word is forged,

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