With all this talk of the front suspension and brace recently it has reminded me of the parts I have left over from stripping my 18K mile 2000 S4 avant.
I have the complete front subframe and brace. Does anyone know if this the same as all the other A4 models or did the S4 one differ? I image that all the mounting points for it are probably the same, at least for a quattro shell but I guess it may be stronger or have thicker bushes. Also, what year/model did they start adding the brace?
I also never realised that they had a top suspension brace until I stripped the car. It is a thick metal bar that is screwed to the strut tops but is hidden because it sits underneath the wiring loom that runs along the back of the bulkhead. Did all A4's have these? Be interesting to find out what models or years they were fitted to.