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How to drive a quattro?
Coming out from my final last night at UMD, I took a hard right hand turn onto
New Hampshire. It was pouring rain, figured bald tires & a Quattro system
should make for a cool tailspin, so I punched it. The front wheels both spun,
and the car plowed straight ahead towards a median. Got off the gas & got
situated, dandy, but how do you make that rear end swing around?? All four
tires are pretty much bald (and at only 15,000 miles; may be time to rebuild
that clunky front end, replace the bent control arms, straighten those rims,
get four of the same type & size tires on there, then maybe align the thing)
and I've got plenty o' power (IA stage II, K&N, blah blah blah) so a tailspin
shouldn't be that hard to induce! Wazza secret? Don't want to lock the diffs
just to have some fun in the rain, there's gotta be a way to rallye my turns...
87 5000CS TQ - Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
84 5000S - Boulder, Colorado
90 80 - Bethesda, Maryland
(hunting for the elusive Lago Blue '91 200Q)