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Re: Bimmer (Nomex!)

On Fri, 23 Feb 1996, Eliot Lim wrote:

> former world rally champion hannu mikkola was invited to test drive a
> whole bunch of 4wd cars once (on a frozen lake in finland) and he gave the
> 325iX a big thumbs down for poor behavior while the 80Q was given a big
> thumbs up...   he may be biased, because guess which car he won the
> WRC in?  :)

Yeah, but at least he's not 'biassed'

> i think potential buyers of 4wd cars should stick with those marques that
> stand behind the technology, like audi and subaru.  f*** trucks are also
> slowly starting to get better...

Absolutely agreed on both points.  The F*** centre clutch/transfer case 
on the new Explorer sounds like a great idea.  By dithering the solenoid 
to the centre clutch, they can get nearly any torque split they want 
instantaneously, and on command by the computer.  It's also light, and 
strong.  Those are good words.

Graydon D. Stuckey								
Flint, Michigan   USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II				
'85 Mazda RX7 GS 12A-leaning-towards-a-13B-soon