Fitting RS6(2002-2005) anti-roll bars to 2001 Allroad
I recentlyfitted a set of RS6 anti-roll bars to my Allroad to upgrade the standard barsthat were on the car. Here are my observations:
The frontbars are identical in shape and size yet have different part numbers. One must assume the RS6 ones are perhapsstiffer? The rear bars are verydifferent. The Allroad bar is around 25%thinner than the RS6 equivalent and has a slightly different shape to accountfor the Allroad’s air compressor.
Fitting: The front bar is a straight swap; you can usethe existing mounting clamps and bushes if you want. The rear bar requires the RS6 bushes but theclamps are the same between Allroad and RS6. The point of note with the rear bar is that it will make slight contactwith the air compressor which results in a rattling noise from the rear of thecar whenever the compressor is running. My compressor is nearly new and I did not like the idea of the barcontacting with the compressor and causing this vibration so the simplesolution was to take a 4 inch length of plumbing pipe insulation tube and cabletying it to the bar near the compressor. After doing this the rattling noise has gone. For info the contact between the bar and thecompressor is only very slight and I doubt there is any chance of damage to thecompressor so long as there is some padding between the two.
Here aresome pictures of the installed bars: