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Re: AAAcKkkK!! Chains on a quattro!
One thing to keep in mind: the quattro will help you accelerate and
go uphill, but is no value add over 2WD when braking or going
I used to have a ski cabin at the top of a long, steep hill. I could
drive up the hill on ice, slush, deep snow, etc. with no problems.
But going back down was a different story. After my roomate put his
Cherokee into the ditch one particularly bad morning, I went and
bought chains (the cable style). I would put them on the fronts just
to get down the hill, then immediately take them off. I have a
different place now and haven't used them since, but I still keep them
in the trunk in case a similar situation arises.
The Highway Patrol will tell you that the accident rate in the winter
has increased, due mainly to the boom in AWD SUV's and their tendancy
to create overconfident drivers. This is because with these vehicles
"speed up" works so much better than "slow down" whereas with 2WD it
is more balanced.
San Jose CA
'91 CQ, chains in trunk