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Snow & Ice Advice
As I bought my '88 5ksq less than a year ago, this is the first time I've
had the chance to take it out on tricky road conditions. Today, we got a
dusting a snow that quickly became ice. Is it me, or does my car
handle/grip better when just driving -- as opposed to turning or braking? I
have no problems getting up hills, but I tend to slide a bit at
A highly reputable tire shop sold me on Michelin MXV4's for Seattle weather
(6 mos. ago). I know most Q-Listers are not fond of 'em. Without
resurrecting any tire wars, could someone tell me if there are particular
conditions where the MXV4's are great vs. poor? Things I should be careful
of with them...?
Also, the Audi manual says *not* to use the diff locks unless stuck or
planning to get stuck (and I'd know that how????). Even then, only use
center diff. True?
Finally, any Audi- or 5ksq-specific advice for handling snow & ice? The '74
Superbeetle I used to drive was simple -- semi-controlled fishtail
everywhere & chains when it gets really bad. :)
Thanks in advance for any help.
P.S. One *really* good thing... heated seats, heated mirrors & *heat*!