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In message <3349839F.5BC1@accessus.net> "Randall C. Markarian" writes:
> Here is a question. If one were to test AWD v RWD v FWD, then a "test
> bed" of some sort must be devised. This test bed should be able to
> switch among the three configs. Therefore, if one could take a car, any
> car, that could by some "means" be able to deliver power to the ground
> in any of these three configurations would be suitable. One would
> surmise that if you could dyno the car, an AWD car, with just two of the
> wheels, and get some meaningful info from this, then driving that car on
> a road, or track, would yield meaningful info on that AWD/RWD/FWD
> question that was previously asked.
Switching between the three configurations is a bit more complicated than that,
because the suspension setup also has to change. An ur-quattro has adjustable
rear suspension purely because the rear wheels are driven. To-ein would
certainly need to be changed.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club