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Re: S4 vs. V8

[from Ljubisa Stevano]
>S4 is a _heavy_ car (3800-3900 lb) and it feels like one. It should be
>possible to get better performance out of pre-91 TQ sedan (5000 or 200) by
>increasing boost, changing to a smaller turbo for low-end torque and
>upgrading suspension. Brakes should be OK, discs are same size in both
>5000/200 andd S4.

Question: How heavy is the 5000/200 TQ. My lowly 87 5000S non T, non Q has
a factory dry weight of 2850 lbs. Before stereo mods.
Seems like pumping in IA mods into a 3000lbs ish vehicle would be a nice idea.
Would heavier duty clutch be needed?

>Ljubisa Stevanovic (stevanov@crd.ge.com)
>87 5000 TQ

Ernest Wong
email: esw5@cornell.edu