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Re: S4 suspension
> I have a '92 S4 Quattro. I love the car. However, I recently moved to the
> Bay Area CA from Oregon. The roads here are behind in repair, very rough.
> I had the ABT bilstein suspension from Joe Hoppen. The ride was too harsh
> and the car sits to low. Suprisingly I put the old 92 suspension in the car
> and it was still to harsh. I bought '94 S4 shocks and springs, but now the
> roll stiffness doesn't seem to be tuned to the shocks and spring
> combination. I feel every bump with a delay through the suspension. I took
> of the rear swaybar and that seems to help. The next step I'm contemplating
> is reducing the '92 antiroll bar diameter from stock 29mm to 100cs 25mm and
> adding S4 Eibach springs to slightly lower the car and increase the spring
> rate all around to compensate for the antiroll bar change.
> Has anyone out there gone through this mess. Please help, I want to save my S4.
> Jay Eisenlohr
Sorry to hear about the suspension harshness problem Jay ...
I think I may have the solution for you; I have a 1988 5000CSQ Wagon that I'll
trade straight across for your S4 :). I drive the "rough" roads of the Bay
Area in it all the time, and I have no complaints with ride harshness. I'll
even throw in a set of brand new BFG Comp TA HR4 205/60X15s. (should I offer
a 2-for-1 deal?)
Do you know if any of the suspension mods you backed out are compatible with
either an ur-Q or the aforementioned 5kCSQ? If so, and you don't think that
you need them anymore, and you want to part with them ... let me know.