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Re: torsen differentials

Hairy green toads from Mars made Mike Veglia say:

> in a note dated 12/2/97 ti@bazooka.amb.org (Ti Kan) writes:
> > Actually, it's pretty much across the board in 1988.  The 80/90 and
> > 100/200 all got torsen center diffs in 1988.
> Minor correction (can't believe Ti was a wee bit off on this but we all make
> mistakes in our memories...especialy me!!!). 
> In the US (can't speak for ROW) the 80/90 series had the Torsen diff when
> introduced in '87 for the '88 model year. The 100/200 series cars were
> introduced in '88 ('89 model year) and that was when they got the Torsen. The
> '88 model year big body cars were still 5000's with the earlier quattro
> system (which I still prefer-not to start that thread from hell again...LOL).
> Correct me if I'm wrong...any of you *88* model year 5000q owners ;-).

Probably right. This explains one of the reasons that Audi kinda
rushed the '89 model year 100's. My '89 100Q is actually a build
date of April, 1988. I suspect that they wanted to move forward
as quickly as possible and sell them as '89 100's rather than as
'88 5000's.


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