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> WOT, but still a bit in the family, Anyone know about lowering a Audi 4000 Coupe? Similar B2 dasher/fox
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post Sep 14 2018, 12:29 PM
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Kickin' ride. Way cooler than my car at 17.
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post Sep 14 2018, 12:37 PM
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I had a 86' 4000 quattro that was a great car to drive. I took the new suspension parts off before I got rid of it. Koni shocks (strut inserts), H&R lowered springs, new strut mounts, control arms with new bushings. If they will fit your son's ride, I'd love them to go to a good home! What little internet reading I did showed the front shocks are the same as are the upper strut mounts. Let me know if you are interested.
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post Sep 14 2018, 02:05 PM
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Great cars,sell for heaps in my country,motors are pretty much bulletproof,injection system is very reliable but moisture in the fuel can wreak the fuel metering head pretty quickly.
The sound of the 5 pot motor is rather special ,they sound even better if you open up the exhaust a bit.
Share components with the vw golf so parts prices are fair ,however with a car in this condition won't need much...
Good score,enjoy it.
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post Sep 14 2018, 03:21 PM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Sep 14 2018, 10:12 AM) *


Messaged Dan Garza hopefully he'll reply, I found this is it written by you?

https://www.diyauto.com/manufacturers/volks...-90quattrocoupe

A job like this works for me, but I bet this is for '83-, I've lowered VW aircooled, 914 conversion and welded in a couple mustang front ends. I can mod suspension bits but I don't want crazy, I want something that just bolts to the car.


Yea, that was me. I have a VW Fox Wagen, basically because, it was the only water cooled VW 2dr wagen that VW brought into this country and only for 4 years. I am fitting Audi B3 parts to the front suspension. It is a project car.

Basically for Audis in the states
B1 Audi Fox 1973-1979(Dasher has the same drive components)
B2 Audi 4000/CGT 1980-1987(Quantum has the same drive components)
B3 Audi 80/90 (1988-1992)
B4 Audi 90 (1993-1995)
B5 Audi A4/S4 (1996-2001)

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post Sep 14 2018, 03:39 PM
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QUOTE(90quattrocoupe @ Sep 14 2018, 05:21 PM) *

QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Sep 14 2018, 10:12 AM) *


Messaged Dan Garza hopefully he'll reply, I found this is it written by you?

https://www.diyauto.com/manufacturers/volks...-90quattrocoupe

A job like this works for me, but I bet this is for '83-, I've lowered VW aircooled, 914 conversion and welded in a couple mustang front ends. I can mod suspension bits but I don't want crazy, I want something that just bolts to the car.


Yea, that was me. I have a VW Fox Wagen, basically because, it was the only water cooled VW 2dr wagen that VW brought into this country and only for 4 years. I am fitting Audi B3 parts to the front suspension. It is a project car.

Basically for Audis in the states
B1 Audi Fox 1973-1979(Dasher has the same drive components)
B2 Audi 4000/CGT 1980-1987(Quantum has the same drive components)
B3 Audi 80/90 (1988-1992)
B4 Audi 90 (1993-1995)
B5 Audi A4/S4 (1996-2001)

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So B2 Audi 4000/CGT 1980-1987(Quantum has the same drive components)

The rears look easy, bilsteins with adjustable perches, too low the axle may become an issue. he's looking for about 2" rear.

The front is more the issue, springs everything I look at says 83 and up and nothing for '82 down. He would like about 3" in the front.

Looks like for the lowered look with a usable suspension it still a bit high and guys use rocker skirts and the dam to make it look more lowered.
























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post Sep 14 2018, 04:05 PM
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I like the 'slammed' look (both, cars and cycles), but we're in So Cal, so in winter months, we only get a bit of rain (sometimes) ... no snow drifts.

Just a question, if you slam it, what's your son going to drive when the snow drops up there? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)
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post Sep 14 2018, 05:53 PM
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My or moms winter car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

Workable...my shop is on my property, so most of the time I don't need my car.
We also have a lot of dry winters here, so he'll likely drive when the roads are dry. Once out of high school, in collage or an apprenticeship, he get a winter beater.

Like I said many Canadians drive winter beater cars from November 1st till April or May 1st. Basically the good cars go away as soon as they start spraying salt, till after a few good rain falls to wash the salt away in the spring.

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Owned an 82 CGT Front new and an 85 CGT. The horsepower difference is huge. I called the 82 the sheep in wolf’s clothing which might be perfect for your teen. Motors are bulletproof. The interior electricals are a weak point. Constantly replacing window switches power locks interior door pin switches and patching wires going from the body into the doors. Very small gauge wires which broke easily. They were both great driving cornering cars. I wanted the 82 lowered but had no money so cut the springs 2” which transformed cornering to a whole new level still with a good ride.

Add a 3rd brake light top of rear window like the 86s.

The 85 was more the wolf in wolfs clothing.
Also owned an 86 Ur Quattro (Audi Coupe Quattro 10 valve) as well as a 300 hp 20 valve turbo. All had dodgy interior electrics
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post Sep 18 2018, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Sep 14 2018, 02:39 PM) *


The front is more the issue, springs everything I look at says 83 and up and nothing for '82 down. He would like about 3" in the front.

Looks like for the lowered look with a usable suspension it still a bit high and guys use rocker skirts and the dam to make it look more lowered.


Since you have the fab skills, it may be easier to just fab a coilover front suspension for the car. Remove the lower spring perch, weld in bottom ring where you want, and install coilover set up.

You need to buy one of these if you do not have one.

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And if you want to update a little, it would not hurt to have one of these.

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I do know from friends, that the early CGTs were still using the ceramic fuses. The 85 and later cars used an upgraded fuse box. A few friends have changed them out to be a little more reliable.

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