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RE: Re[2]: 90 lowered "sport" suspension

My CQ was built in 5/89 as a MY1990. It has the (peeling) Speedline 15"
6 spoke wheels, with the original Dunlop SP Sport D8 205/60-15 tires
(tires courtesy of Jef Johnstone). The Bentley doesn't mention any
options in suspension height, the only variations are addition of a rear
sway bar later in the run.

It looks like it could use a minor lowering, but it doesn't look as
though it has been lowered by an inch from the factory.

Ian Duff, 1990 Coupe Quattro 20v, Red/Black

Home: New Bedford, MA, USA
Work: Charter Systems, Inc., Waltham, MA, USA

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>Sent: 	Friday, 19 July, 1996 10:16 AM
>To: 	gfl@cc.bellcore.com
>Cc: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	Re[2]: 90 lowered "sport" suspension
>     My Coupe was built in 89(90 model year) and it has 15 inch 6 spoke
>     speedline wheels with stock 195/65/15 tires and they look small in
>     wheel wells.  There was never a 14 inch wheel for the 20v90Coupe
>     far as I know in the US.
>     Tim NJ 90CQ, 77Spitfire
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>Subject: re: 90 lowered "sport" suspension
>Author:  gfl@cc.bellcore.com (grant f lenahan) at Internet
>Date:    7/18/96 3:55 PM
>I think that all Coupes and most 90q20Vs in 1991 had the 
>lowered suspension.  How do you tell?  Look at your car.
>It sits lower.  The lowered suspension, as I said, generally 
>came with the 205/50/15 speedline wheels.  This is the stock 
>size for that car (the other was 195/60-14 or 175/70-14).
>195/65-15 began in 1992.  They wont even fit in my wheelwells. 
>I tried, on a lark (wheels from my A6q are that size).
>BOGE specs the "24mm lowered suspension" in its application 
>guide.  It is a different shock, presumably a shorter piston, 
>and hopefully different valving to match the slightly
>stiffer springs (my rear springs are NOT very stiff).