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1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2013, 11:34:07 am »
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2013, 01:15:34 pm »
Nice one!!

And I agree, tune the sh!t out of it.  ;D
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2013, 04:46:53 pm »
Managed to get the right software for the Link ECU. Looks interesting. The ECU fitted is called Link G4 Extreme Pro.

We had our first decent drive yesterday. Car feels so solid. Front end is a bit soft/bouncy - suspect new shocks needed. Bilstein Sports recommended? Car has no rattles apart from a small one from the glovebox door when idling. There is a slight shudder through the steering at motorway speeds. Something to look into.

My thanks to Tony for the new shifter boot, looks good!
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2013, 04:51:45 pm »
Had a dig around the engine bay. Decided to remove the aftermarket blow off/diverter valve as I found a factory original one off the RS4 that was in the shed and was holding vacuum. Quite a tricky job in the end.



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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2013, 05:11:21 pm »
Did you take the light out to change the DV?

Wish I knew Tony had that knob, I would have jumped at that.
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2013, 05:13:04 pm »
We had our first decent drive yesterday. Car feels so solid. Front end is a bit soft/bouncy - suspect new shocks needed. Bilstein Sports recommended?

Maybe check out the 2Bennet stuff - http://www.2bennett.com/Audi%20RS2.html Some good looking items here.
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2013, 05:58:58 pm »
Managed to get the right software for the Link ECU. Looks interesting. The ECU fitted is called Link G4 Extreme Pro.

We had our first decent drive yesterday. Car feels so solid. Front end is a bit soft/bouncy - suspect new shocks needed. Bilstein Sports recommended? Car has no rattles apart from a small one from the glovebox door when idling. There is a slight shudder through the steering at motorway speeds. Something to look into.


I got my Bilsteins from Speed.co.nz, MJH got his Bodge (factory) from them as well.
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2013, 08:17:23 pm »
Did you take the light out to change the DV?

Wish I knew Tony had that knob, I would have jumped at that.
Ha, yeah that would have been easier than the way I did it!

Sorry about the gear knob - Tony did say someone else had asked if it was available. Amazing what people keep tucked in their garages. Hopefully another one can be sourced from somewhere for you.
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2013, 08:18:59 pm »
I got my Bilsteins from Speed.co.nz, MJH got his Bodge (factory) from them as well.
Thanks, you rate the bilsteins highly? The PSS9s on my RS4 are brilliant.
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2013, 08:20:13 pm »
Maybe check out the 2Bennet stuff - http://www.2bennett.com/Audi%20RS2.html Some good looking items here.

Thanks for the tip. You have any experience with the koni stuff?
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2013, 09:23:36 pm »
I've never had any issues with Koni myself - good quality stuff usually.
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2013, 11:46:04 am »

We had our first decent drive yesterday. Car feels so solid. Front end is a bit soft/bouncy - suspect new shocks needed. Bilstein Sports recommended? Car has no rattles apart from a small one from the glovebox door when idling. There is a slight shudder through the steering at motorway speeds. Something to look into.


Jon, it could just be top mounts? But here is my old shocks quote from Speed.co.nz, it is a few years old now but it should give you an idea:


Genuine Audi Parts -

Front Shocks - 8A0 413 503J - $398.28 INC GST Each (x2)

Rear Shocks - 8A0 513 029 AF - $471.03 INC GST Each (x2)



Bilstein Shocks - 

Front Shocks - PE3-3086 - $315.43 INC GST Each (x2)

Rear Shocks -  BE3-6212 - $439.63 INC GST Each (x2)



Koni Shocks -

Front Shocks - 86-2086SPD2 - $385.56 + GST

Rear Shocks -  8210-1160Sport - $602.28 + GST


The downside to the Bilsteins is that the rear shocks are the same as a B5 and you have to get them regroved and the seating ring lowered so the car doesnt sit high at the rear (should be pics in my RS2 thread).

I honestly dont notice much difference between the Billys in my car and the factory Bodge replacements MJH has in his. If anything the Billys might crash a little more.

Also a big thing to keep on top of is front top mounts, Ive tried different types and the factory Audi ones seem best, and last the longest. The cheaper ones seem to last as little as 3 months where the factory ones last up to 12 months, I am talking a daily driven car though.
SimonS2 has solid top mounts in his S2 which he is happy with, this could be the way to go?

Have you thought about coilovers? I used to be dead against them but an RS2 now has 18 year old springs in it and I wonder how much the spring rates have changed in that time?
I have priced up a set of H&R lowering springs in the last here in NZ, that price came back at an eye watering $900. The bloke said they were the second most expensive spring set he had priced - after a set for an Aston.
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2013, 02:02:07 pm »
I've got Bilsteins/solid top mounts in the quattro. Got sick of the wear rate of 034Motorsport/Audi Blue top mounts. You get a reminder of the less forgiving nature on something as simple as centreline "cats eyes". The big plus is better turn in, direction, and of course lower wear rate :D
I sourced the B's from Shox.com in California at a very competitive price and the top mounts from the UK
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2013, 02:26:15 pm »
I've got Bilsteins/solid top mounts in the quattro. Got sick of the wear rate of 034Motorsport/Audi Blue top mounts. You get a reminder of the less forgiving nature on something as simple as centreline "cats eyes". The big plus is better turn in, direction, and of course lower wear rate :D
I sourced the B's from Shox.com in California at a very competitive price and the top mounts from the UK

Where abouts did you get the top mounts John?
Because they are solid I guess the chassis take a bit of a caning.
Im interested cos Im sick of replacing top mounts every wheel alignment.
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Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2013, 04:33:58 pm »
Final Touch today by any chance John ?
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