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Re: quattro-digest V4 #1611

The sports suspension is 20mm lower than the standard suspension. This is
based on the sedan, I assume it is the same for the Avant. I haven't had my
car through any deep snow yet but I do have mud flaps on the car which
scrape curbs, especially when the trunk is full or people are in the back

As for the SP8000s, I did not want to volunteer my new car for
experiementing with high-performance tires in the snow. I bought
Bridgestone Blizzaks for the car before the first snow. These tires perform
well in the snow and ice but the car is a little loose on the highway in
the rain. The handling in the dry is absolutely horrible and although
driving an Audi in the winter can be fun, I can't wait to put the SP8000s
on again in the spring.

The Pirelli Winter 210 Asimmetrico is supposed to handle better than the
Blizzak in the dry, but is not an ice tire. I don't know if the Pirelli
Winter Ice Asimmetrico handles better than the Blizzak in the dry. My
family has bought 3 sets of Blizzaks for different cars in recent years and
are satisfied with the winter performance. I might buy a snow tire with
better dry handling next time around because on most days the roads are
clear. If you haven't already figured it out, I bought these tires from the
Tire Rack (http://www.tirerack.com).

At 10:58 PM -0500 1/12/98, Frank wrote:

>I am contemplating an A4 Avant q for the wife, I want the sports suspension,
>but I'm curious if the car has enough ground clearance for those days when
>the snow piles up a bit? Any BTDT's? SP8000's and snow, is that a very good
>mix? My RE71's + ice made for a slippery day. Remedied it with studded
>Gislaveds though.
>In the world of "my parking lot is bigger than yours," I think I have you
>beat with 2 S4 sedans, 2 S6 Avants, 1 4000 csq, and a C4 to make it

Aalok Kacha <aalok@uchicago.edu>
1998 A4q 2.8 (30v, sport, manual)