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Re: a classic case of spider bite. really!

Yeah, that's right. Blame Torsen for your pulling the hand brake on the on ramp in
the rain. This has the ring of 60 Minutes to it.


Dave Eaton wrote:

> well an unnamed (it was mail addressed to me, not the list) list member with a
> type 44 quattro with torsen who has complained (in some detail) to the list
> about spider bite told me how his car had fallen prey to the dreaded to spider
> bite.
> i quote: -
> "E-brake induced oversteer on an off-camber freeway entrance in the rain, for
> the fun of it. Rears went way too far out and I couldn't get it straight. b/c
> the torsen sent the power up front. That's the problem, one minute you've got
> power oversteer, the next its gone and all you've got to steer with is brakes
> and the wheel in your hands. That's not enough sometimes."
> ooh, silly torsen.  bad, bad boris...
> quite a clear case of spider bite.  "absolutely officer.  the car just plain
> went away on me.  i think i should sue audi".
> what was that someone said about darwinism?  jouko, perhaps you could try this
> in the porker, and then you could sue porsche?
> dave
> '95 rs2
> '90 ur-q
> >
> >Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 06:50:52 +0200
> >From: "Jouko Haapanen" <joukoh@vtoy.fi>
> >
> >I think that this is the key to sloving Boris' tricks.  What does a fully
> >equipped type 44 car weigh in the US of A?  I seem to recall the weights are
> >significant...  Those boat anchor bumpers will not aid you in this dep4t
> >until you visit the woods.
> >
> >My A4 might seem like a light weight - no A/C, no rear p/w, no sunroof, no
> >leather, etc.  Let's get clopser to solving this by getting some true
> >weights and weight distributions with driver and 1/2 tank of fuel...
> >
> >Jouko Haapanen
> >
> >- -----Original Message-----
> >From: frankbauer@thevine.net <frankbauer@thevine.net>
> >To: joukoh@vtoy.fi <joukoh@vtoy.fi>
> >Date: 4. maaliskuuta 1998 06:02