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Re: idiots 'n lights

At 09:47 PM 10/15/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Brett Dikeman wrote:
>> It boggles the mind how many idiots don't know how to use rear fog
>> lights(or, more appropriately, OVERUSE their rear fog lights.)
>> ------
>I couldn't agree more!  I use mine to get people off my back, especially
>in wet weather, where our quattros stop faster than their sWMB!
>By the way, does your '91 200TQ have one?

Hi Joe,

If Quattros stop faster than BMWs or anything else, it has nothing to do
with being all wheel drive. In other words, all things being equal, an all
wheel drive car will not stop any faster than a two wheel drive car. There
may be some negligible amount of engine braking on the other two extra
driven wheels in a quattro but I would think that would be negated by the
extra weight of the quattro pieces. Force = mass x acceleration squared,
even for quattros.


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