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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Guys.
Im changing the suspension on my 1991 coupe 2.3e.
There are quite a few different top mounts.
Can somebody please look at this list and tell me which ones to get.
Thanks for your time.
https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/audi/coupe-89-8b/1366/10471/suspension-strut-bearing
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

Have used 2 sets of Audi top mounts pn 8ao412323d over last 10 years. Will be using the Meyle reinforced version next as i bought them at a good price.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Try and get Lemforder or Boge.

They're cheap though and don't last that long

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mikes2 wrote:
Try and get Lemforder or Boge.

They're cheap though and don't last that long


Thanks Guys.
I was going to get these , https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/meyle/2116094
But you say they don't last long Mike ?
Are these the Lemforder ones ? https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/lemforder/1241256
If so they are a lot cheaper.
Thanks Guys.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

none of them last long. 3-5 years is typical, sometimes less.

I've yet to see favourable reviews of Meyle products

Those lemforder ones are correct

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mikes2 wrote:
none of them last long. 3-5 years is typical, sometimes less.

I've yet to see favourable reviews of Meyle products

Those lemforder ones are correct


Thanks Mike for your info.

While we are talking about suspension are these any good.
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/suspension-kits/car/audi/coupe-88-96/1991/2-3/st-suspension-sport-suspension-kit-lowers-front-40mm-lowers-rear-40mm

Also the local garage say I need to be careful when buying lowered suspension. They said my car might have come new with lowered suspension on and if I stick lowering suspension on the tyres will rub ? Is this correct ?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

30-40mm drop on a Coupe will be fine. It's 60mm and higher drops that can lead to problems.

I tend to keep my cars standard so can't recommend any one brand over another.

I'm not familiar with ST

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mikes2 wrote:
30-40mm drop on a Coupe will be fine. It's 60mm and higher drops that can lead to problems.

I tend to keep my cars standard so can't recommend any one brand over another.

I'm not familiar with ST


Thanks Mike.
I was going to get the ST because that's all I can find for her. Cant find standard anywhere ? Can you recommend ?
Thanks Mark.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

For oem, it will be dealer only. Most likely obsolete or difficult to get.

you can normally get Sachs / Boge shocks and keep the standard springs. unless the miles are sky high, the springs will likely still be good

For that kind of money, I'd suggest Koni or Bilstein - German suppliers will be your best bet

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mikes2 wrote:
For oem, it will be dealer only. Most likely obsolete or difficult to get.

you can normally get Sachs / Boge shocks and keep the standard springs. unless the miles are sky high, the springs will likely still be good

For that kind of money, I'd suggest Koni or Bilstein - German suppliers will be your best bet


Hey Mike.

The car has done 145k miles and the shocks and springs are still original.

Are H&R springs any good ? http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Audi_Coupe_2.3_1990/p/car-parts/suspension/suspension-and-steering/lowering-spring/?981440151&1&07c6f8b2e63680828e8c3fbbf82af296b84e3347&000559

What about these koni
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Koni-STR-T-Front-Shock-Absorber-Audi-Coupe-B2-Quattro-2-2E-2-3E-excl-20v/311741330029?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D43781%26meid%3Dfcfc315c59dc4c0283d854500a340031%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D232144237406

I don't need adjustable koni as this car will not be used much. It didn't sell so I thought I would keep it as a second car for potting about in.

Thanks for all your time.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

H & R are one of the better spring manufacturers. Others are PI and Eibach. Not sure if PI are still going.

I'd be very careful with those shocks as it claims B2 and 83-89.

Take your pick from this lot

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2381387.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC0.A0.H0.Xaudi+coupe+B3+koni.TRS0&_nkw=audi+coupe+B3+koni&_sacat=131090

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

I used ones made by Topran. All seems well after 10,000 miles.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hey Mikes2.
You said , I tend to keep my cars standard so can't recommend any one brand over another.
What springs have you found so you can keep the same ride height ?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I fitted genuine front and rear springs to my 90q 20v sport when I overhauled the suspension. 5 years ago for the front and 4 years for the rear. car was on 265k miles in 2012 so the originals had a decent innings.

Fronts were air con versions as standard were not available. They've settled fine and you'd be really hard pushed to see the difference.

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