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Re: 80Q performance mods - newbie questions
Sorry Phil, guess you didn't catch my sarcasm about the spoiler! :-)
I didn't mention any corners, only straight line performance.
Tested the straightline performance with a friends Grand Cherokee. The
Jeep pulled ahead 'til ~50mph then the little 5-banger says goodbye, and
it really gets serious around the 80mph mark. Stopping from those speeds
is ridiculous in the Jeep, occassionally I can get the tires to howl but
not often. Oh, and you are on hte right mailing list, only driving is a
bit different over here!
Brendan Rudack rudack@ucsub.Colorado.EDU
On Wed, 4 Sep 1996, Phil Payne wrote:
> In message <Pine.GSO.3.95.960903134543.20688B-100000@ucsub.Colorado.EDU> Brendan Rudack writes:
> > The 90Q's easily have 10mph more on the top end 'cause of the rear spoiler!
> Spoilers cost bhp and provide _GRIP_. They're part of the quattro deal, and
> one of the reasons that bends _should_ be taken faster in a quattro. If you
> don't come home with bruised sides, you weren't enjoying yourself.
> > You know what I mean, at the stoplight with one of the big engined SUV's,
> > they hear the noisy Audi and humiliate you up to highway speeds!
> Am I on the right mailing list? The only recent humiliations have been the
> dork in the 328GTB who tried to out-corner me on the Glossop-Bamford road (the
> imfamous "Snake Pass") and the guy in the Golf GTI that I arrived behind a
> couple of weeks ago. It was late at night, and he decided that _he_ wasn't
> going to be caught by another car. Perhaps he didn't recognise the urq's
> _very_ distinctive light pattern? Anyway, he got more and more extreme, but
> never more that tem metres away. De dum, de dah. And then he _seriously_
> overcooked it, and almost had a nasty. I pulled back and centred into the
> lane, just in time to see his wife/girlfriend deliver a _huge_ whack to the
> back of his head.
> He signaled me past.
> Phil Payne
> Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club