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    anti roll bars

    Does anyone know what size (thickness) arbs the 3.2 runs? front and rear? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: anti roll bars

    ETKA lists as 20mm front and rear for the Quattro.

    H&R offer uprated, adjustable bars for our cars.

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    Re: anti roll bars

    interesting..

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    Re: anti roll bars

    Indeed. I'm pretty sure that info is correct, but I have yet to take a micrometer to the actual bars on my car.

    I'd love a little more rear roll-stifness. Are you considering changes for your suspension?

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    Re: anti roll bars

    Would like to see what the new r32 is running. Last one was 23 front 19 rear (i think), so interesting that the A3 3.2 runs 20/20.

    Personally I've been amazed at the handling of the 3.2 so far, so I'd need some good test results before changing anything. (or a more aggrsive set up on the Mrk5 R32 which could be copied?)

    Having said that I haven't taken her down any country road twisties just yet..

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    Re: anti roll bars

    Oh man, are you in for a surprise. Pushed to the limit, handling is neutral: In fast sweepers, the attitude of the car remains throttle-adjustable. Back off and you get a whiff of oversteer, push too hard and you get understeer.

    It's in tighter 2nd and 3rd gear corners that things get a little worse: It doesn't take kindly to massive acceleration before the apex, understeering like a pig. Do it the opposite way, i.e. lift-off on entry for mild oversteer, wait until apex, then stomp on it to get haldex going and before you know it, you've made a nice, subtle, four-wheel drift. ESP off!

    But you probably know all this already...

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    Re: anti roll bars

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    It doesn't take kindly to massive acceleration before the apex, understeering like a pig.

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    And exactly what driving manual tells you to do that!!

    Not being funny, you can get the best handling car in the world, but if you drive it like a retard it will still throw you in the hedge like a 2.8 Capri.

    (NOI)

 

 

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