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Dunlop 8000's/Michelin Pilot XGT Z4

So I've been absent from the list for quite a while
so forgive me if this is utter rehash. 

But anyone have any strong opinions on the Dunlop
8000's? The posting about the OEM Dunlops for the
sport suspended A4 is intriguing; if the tires are in
fact lighter in weight, perhaps they are poorer in
construction or have a shallower tread depth.

I have an A4 Avant w/Sport susp, and, initially, the
tires were awesome. Great grip. Even went through
snow without a hitch (when new). Some months later,
while "rallying" through a saturated field like an
idiot teenager, I got the car stuck and had to have
my wife pull me out with her Grand Cherokee. Not sure
if this tread-related or not. In any case, recently,
in the heavy rains of the SF Bay Area, the sucker has
been HYDROPLANING quite a bit. 

Guess what: worn down to the wear bars. At 20,000
miles. Yup, those tires lasted only 20k. Isn't that
fairly pathetic? Have any of you experienced similar
limited tread life?

In any case, I got some Michelin Pilot XGT Z4. They
seem to be a little firmer riding, but haven't really
tested them yet. Anyone with any experience with them?

Speaking of getting stuck-in the same field where I
got stuck in the Avant, some high school kids got
their mom's Land Cruiser stuck. One of those
relatively new jobs that is supposed to be "god's own


PRESENT: 98 A4A-sport
PAST:    89 200qtw    86 GT Coupe
see 'em at:

<owner-quattro-digest@coimbra.ans.net> wrote:
> quattro-digest      Thursday, February 18 1999     
Volume 04 : Number 3524
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> *  In this issue:
> Fwd: 88 80Q vs 86 4000CSQ- opinions?
> mo on lo flo
> RE: Brake Master Cyl Dimensions
> I saw an Audi on TV
> Re: Fire's Back!
> magnetic fields and out of gas...
> Subject: Re: Follow-up: Intake on a 5-cyl.
> Re: unsprung weight (of tires)
> tt demand
> Re: Beware of VRC and VRE
> Re: Hella Aux Lamps
> rs2 brake upgrades
> Re: Hella auxillary lamps
> Anyone try 9007's in 5kt/2c?
> The Next FDR Mystery :)
> RE: 10v air filter upgrades?
> Re: Beware of VRC and VRE
> Alignment suggestions
> Oil Filters for a V8q
> Disrupter beam
> High idle speed
> RE: 1.8T in Ur-q
> Re: I saw an Audi on TV
> Re: 10v air filter upgrades?
> RE: 1.8T in Ur-q
> re  RE: Speaking of TSBs..
> Re: 10v air filter upgrades? 
> Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 15:06:08 EST
> From: Fourkguy@aol.com
> Subject: Fwd: 88 80Q vs 86 4000CSQ- opinions?
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> In a message dated 2/18/99 10:56:42 AM Eastern
Standard Time, Fourkguy writes:
> << Hi guys,
>  Soliciting the group's opinions regarding my
replacement vehicle. Do I go
> with an 86 4KCSQ for less money but needs work, or
an 88 80 Quattro? I loved
> my 4KS and am unfortunately faced with a decision.
Does this mean I will have
> to change my email address?
>  TIA
>  Jeff >>
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> Subject: 88 80Q vs 86 4000CSQ- opininions?
> Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 10:56:42 EST
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> Hi guys,
> Soliciting the group's opinions regarding my
replacement vehicle. Do I go with
> an 86 4KCSQ for less money but needs work, or an 88
80 Quattro? I loved my 4KS
> and am unfortunately faced with a decision. Does
this mean I will have to
> change my email address?
> Jeff
> - --part0_919368366_boundary--
> ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 12:20:18 PST
> From: "Chris Dyer" <chrisdyer@hotmail.com>
> Subject: mo on lo flo
> One more thing on cone-type air intakes: you're
likely to be intaking 
> the wrong air.  That is to say a cone will intake
air coming from 
> throughout the engine bay.  Not good.  What you
want is cooler air from 
> outside, cars usually have ducting to help this
> I do imagine you could come up with some sort of
ducting that would 
> maximize cool air to a cone filter.  I know that in
the lowered-Honda 
> crowd, those that are serious in drag racing (we're
talking et's in the 
> 11s! with tiny motors) take out the headlight
closest to the filter to 
> assist in air intake.
> Get Your Private, Free Email at
> ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 12:24:02 -0800
> From: "Buchholz, Steven"
> Subject: RE: Brake Master Cyl Dimensions
> > 	my BDTD is on my 86 5ktq.  There were two MC's
that fitted my car (I
> > used
> > 	them both on the same servo) pn 443  611 021
size 23,81X19/17 and pn
> > 447 611
> > 	021 size 25,40X18/18.  The second one, the wider
diameter is for the
> > wagon.
> > 	I used the smaller diameter one first with no
noticeable braking
> > 	characteristics.  Then I found the larger
diameter one and decided
> > to change
> > 	to it since that was what the book called for
for the wagon.  Again,
> > I
> > 	didn't find any braking differences between one
and the other.
> > 
> > If you'd like I can pull out the fiche and see
what it has to say about
> > the M/C versions.  I can also check to see if
there was a towing package
> > and, if so, what the option code was so that you
can check your build tag
> > to see if you have it.  Of course it might be
easier to look at the rear
> > rotors to see if they're vented.  
> > 
> ... well, I did look into the fiche last night and
confirmed the numbers
> that Lino posted.  In several places on the 5kq and
200q fiche there are
> brake parts that are called out as being for the
Wagon only ... but in a few
> places it states that the parts were for "vehicles
with higher permissable
> total weight" ... I didn't happen to see a "towing"
package listed as an
> option, but as I suspected you should be able to
tell which parts the car
> should use by seeing if the rear rotors are vented.
 If your rotors are
> vented you have the package and need the parts
called out as for the Wagon.
> If your wagon is like mine and does not have the
vented rear rotors the
> parts are the same as the sedan.  
> It does appear that there were some supercessions
on the heavy duty parts on
> the 200, and it appears that the 200q20v also has
the vented rear rotors and
> the bigger brake master cylinder.  
> HTH!
> Steve Buchholz
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 15:33:38 -0500
> From: Huw Powell <human@nh.ultranet.com>
> Subject: I saw an Audi on TV
> and I cannot restrain my excitement...
> Nova is running a mini series on vehicles safety
(cars, boats,
> planes...) and at the very end of the auto segment
there is a nice red
> avant (A4? A6? I can't tell) tooling down some
> Still doesn't come close to that coupe in the
beginning of some movie I
> saw last year (on tape) but...
> - -- 
> Huw Powell
> http://www.thebook.com/human-speakers
> 82 Audi Coupe; 85 Coupe GT
> http://www.nh.ultranet.com/~human
> ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 15:22:07 EST
> From: FBFISH@aol.com
> Subject: Re: Fire's Back!
> In a message dated 2/18/99 12:40:15 PM Eastern
Standard Time,
> GScruggs@monterey.nps.navy.mil writes:
> <<  my conclusion
>  is that I must have driven through some kind of
force field that temporarily
>  disabled the ignition system of the car.  I took
things apart and put them
>  back together, I found nothing decidedly wrong,
and now everything works.
>  Yep... clearly one of those Government black
programs must be testing here
>  at the Naval Postgraduate School and I just
wandered through some kind of
>  'disrupter beam.'   >>
>  Yeah-- Just like on CBS Wed night!!
> Frank Santoro
> 1990 V8 for sale
> 1998 A8
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