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Re: V8 Quattro

On Thu, 6 Oct 1994, Jack Van Geldern wrote:
> 	I'd like to do a little work on the suspension and engine, tighten things
> up a little without giving up too much in comfort.  

the easiest thing that you can do is to pump up the front tires.. i run
mine between 44 and 46 psi with no loss in comfort.. there's so much
weight up front that the extra pressure really helps.. handling really
sharpens up. 

the v8 doesn't need super glue tires because the wheel widths as well as
tire widths are already pretty generous. thus i am using "touring" tires
with high tire pressures where i can have sharpness without too much
harshness.  the reduced road noise is a big plus.  touring tires are a
much better match for the car, since with performance tires there is so
much roar above and beyond the rest of the car. 

if you have those internal caliper front brakes and they are warped,
replacing them with regular discs will dramatically reduce unsprung
weight and lead to a perceived feeling of massive weight loss in
the car.  this is a very expensive deal if you are out of warranty.