[urq] The revolt is on!

Michael Hopton Michael at siliconoptix.com
Fri May 16 11:50:40 PDT 2008

And yet you make a blanket statement that all parts 
are available with nothing other than your opinion to
back it up. 

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From: urq-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:urq-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of QSHIPQ at aol.com
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 2:34 PM
To: martin at quattro.ca
Cc: urq at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [urq] The revolt is on!

I'll simply respond that you can find whatever part you need for an
Does it take more than calling up the dealer and ordering it?   You bet.
Is it 
a challenge to do so?  You bet.  I don't  support blanket statements
that true desire for any original urq  part is impossible to find.
If you don't want to look at a world market and market value pricing,
and knowing all these spare oem parts had to go somewhere, to  someone,
fine.  Then it requires you compromise and accept a part that  may be
better than what Audi delivered from the factory.  In the world of  high
end restorations, there are a lot of accepted 'oe' replacement part
specs and manufacturers who's parts don't detract from the value of the
car.  I'd bet Audi would fully support that type of convention.  I
argue, the current owner base of these cars won't pay the price
required...  Yet.  
I believe there are better ways to put positive energy into a urq
dedicated owners list, than appeal to Audi, which has already made the
business decision on the SQ, at exponential value of our urq's.  This is
nothing  new, and not at all new for Audi, which has ditched support of
all I5  iterations a few years ago.  Taking it to urq25, sharing
enthusiasm  for the urq, has more appeal that turning this list to a
tangential war on Audi  over concern for clear website trademark
I think I understand what it takes to own and maintain, restore and
service urq's.  I guess I never thought Audi support was stellar back
when many of these parts were available.  I look at an urq passion as a
commitment  to resourcefulness by definition.  I don't believe Audi has
to share my  passion, they already did when they built the car!
I say call Audi abandon of the urq parts support as given, and move on
to what can urq owners do for replacement part support.  
Scott J  
In a message dated 5/16/2008 11:41:32 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
martin at quattro.ca writes:


If you can find an original OEM shift knob for an '83  I'll kiss your
There are parts that you will never be able to buy  new.
Looks like ball joints and rear tie rods for early cars are those
So are the OEM flex lines for front brakes (a major safety  item).
Not everyone is as resourceful as you.

I agree with you that  most of the Ur-q owners are on shoe-sting budgets
and even if the parts  were available they could not afford to buy them

However,  there are people who would love to keep their low mile all
original cars  that way.

Eric is looking for the correct lug nuts for his stud  conversion... the
P/N 859 601 169 SQ lug nuts are NLA!!!  If a  mechanic accidentally
cross threads this puppy, guess what?  The car  will no longer be
allowed on the road.  Can you replace it with a  Porsche lug nut?
Perhaps.. but for someone like Eric that is not good  enough.. and I
appriciate that.
Even the front windshield (which is the  same as a 4k) is NLA!!!

So I say Audi has dropped a ball on this one...  it's a shame for all of
the people who have spent bunch of money getting  their nice all
original ur-q or SQ just to find out there is 0 replacement  parts to
keep them on the road.  For the rest of the ur-q owners.. it  doesn't
matter, they will keep their cars on the road by drilling out  struts to
19mm.. or using Suzuki Sidekick tie rods in tha back.. or....  or...


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