March 23, 2008
The first thing you will notice with this suspension when you sit in the car idling at a traffic light is the feel of the engine through the brakes and into your set. It now feels like an animal ready to launch off the line.
All Audi C5 vehicles should upgrade to this combination when the vehicles reach 65k miles.
The PSS 9 kit will not radically lower your vehicle. It is highly suggested that corner weighting be applied to the vehicle to complete the set up. The transformation will astound you. You will be giving yourself a better than new driving experience. And, the greatest benefit is the sensation of knowing exactly where you are on your line through the turns. And how well the vehicle moves in response to the road.
Now that winter is concluding and the roads are getting repaired I will break out my OZ s and the sticky but noisy Yokohamas for the warmer weather, perhaps then will I turn the knobs and tighter up the PSS9 even more.
One more thing, the Hotchkis sway bar is not to be left out of the transformation. It givs you the weight on the steering wheel which translates into greater road feel with less steering input needed.
Recently my S6 Avant ran far more nimble than a 72 911S through the twistys. I know I scared one to death because in his rear view mirror was 150% more engine displacement, nearly twice his vehicle mass, and more grip and less body roll than he.
What other wagon than say an S4 Avant could perform with aplomb? Certainly not an E500 4 Matic, nor a 500 series X Bimmer. No this suspension puts you in another class of handling and you will love to turn that key and cruise. Just watch the potholes #!%*#!!!!