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locking diff's in snow on Coupe Quattro

Several others write:
                               SNOW/ICE driving

     So... How can you steer on snow with the rear diff locked?  I don't
     autocross at all, but when I lock both diffs in snow/ice, it's really
     difficult to steer. I don't think locking the rear diff is a good
     on_road technique (is it)? Am I missing something?

      Well, I drive with a tail-out rally type style. With just
     the rear diff locked, I start the turn with the wheel and
     then control and complete the turn by steering with the
     throttle. By modulating the throttle I control the amount
     of rear-wheel wheelspin and hence the radius of the turn.
     This is NOT for the novice and should not be used in traffic

-->  But was ALWAYS a huge blast inmy '73 Trans-AM on Drypavement!! (was
     young then  ;-)

     Since I have a 5000TQ, locking any diff causes the ABS to
     disengage.  So, I usually ride around in slippery weather
     with the diffs unlocked.  On *real* slippery surfaces there
     isn't much throttle steer available making the car kind of
     unstable (my biggest quattro complaint). The car just seems
     to pivot right in the middle without any tendancy for
     stability with more or less throttle.

     That's part of the reason why you need to be able to lock
     just the rear diff. You want to be able to break both rear
     wheels loose, to steer with the throttle, without breaking
     the front wheels loose and loosing steering response.
     With both diffs locked, when you break the rear tires loose
     you also break at least one front tire loose and loose all
     steering control.

--> What about my 90 Quattro Coupe??? when I lock the rear's only via
     the Panel switch, it disengages the ABS and then un-locks at over 15 MPH
     Will this still work, or only below 15 MPH...???


David Wagner (Currently thein the ONLY city in the world where I will NEVER
                drive - Tokyo, Japan)