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Re: 4000s FWD, a lousy snow car ???

I use Goodyear Aquatreads on my 1984 4000S and I think it's great in the
snow.  It can get me out of almost anything.  And I will certainly agree
that you don't know what a lousy snow car is.  I also own a '76 BMW 530i and it
has gotten stuck many times on a flat driveway with just a bit of ice.  My
neighbor's 5-liter Mustang GT is almost as bad.  She had to rent a FWD car
two winters ago just to get to work.

If you really mean ice (rather than snow) traction is bad, than you need
chains or studded snows.  Most cars are useless on glare ice.  A Quattro helps
but ice is a mother.

Can anyone tell me how the Aquatreads stack up against other good snow tires,
like Gislaved, etc..

Ed Skladany
 1984 4000S   (429,000 miles and cruising!)
 1976 BMW 530i
 1967 VW Bug

> On Fri, 9 Feb 1996 Richard_gann@mail.amsinc.com wrote:
> >      Greetings,
> >
> >         I noticed that my FWD 4000s is really lousy in the ice regarding
> >      traction. I have yokos u+4 mvs on the front and I realize that these
> >      are no Blizzaks but I think for a FWD car it should be better. Has
> >      anyone else noticed this regarding the 1.8l 4000s FWD, is it just too
> >      light at the front or has it got anything to do with the missing rear
> >      diff. Yes I know everybody in Colorado should have a Quattro !!!
> >
> >      Richard 4000s 1.8l