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Re: AAAcKkkK!! Chains on a quattro! "

Luis Patino wrote:
> > From: "Mike Del Tergo" <mdeltergo@hotmail.com>
> >The
> > trick is use the engine and not the brake pedal!  Braking VIA the engine
> > in an Audi Q is far superior to a 2 wheel drive vehicle, and to some
> > SUV's I've driven especially when the Audi diffs are locked.
> How true! In fact, with my 4kq on melting ice the engine brakes _much_ better
> than the brakes, if the diff(s) are locked.
> Luis

Mike and Luis are absolutely right.
When they teach snow driving in Russia they explicitly tell you to
*forget about using brakes from November to April* and to never ever
brake in neutral, as not to negate the engine braking.

They may build mediocre econoboxes, but they_do_teach_well how to drive
in snow! Also a 3 mos driving course from an accredited school is
mandatory over there for anyone seeking a driving privilege.

Also, up until recently, automatics were unheard off and that alone
coupled with the roads turned into skating rinks for several mos per
year have been able to produce some very skilled drivers.
Just listen to the accent of one-half of NYC cabbies ;)

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ -- in the port of Boston
Philadelphia, PA