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

The according to my 1991 Audi brochure, the 195/65/15s were an option
offered to those who wanted a narrower tire for snow (maybe along with the
'cold-weather' package?). I think the speedlines were the only wheel
offered, though, and only in 15" as far as I know. My coupe wears size 205
sneakers summer and winter.


>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
>>	treilley_at_BANKMARK@conseco.com[SMTP:treilley_at_BANKMARK@conseco.com]
>>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
>>______________________________ Reply Separator
>>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).

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