[A4] Noob ?s about A4 2.8 "MY 2 CENTS"

Gordie's Garage audidoodie at comcast.net
Sat Dec 25 12:22:10 EST 2004

Not sure about the lighter weight (probably), but it is what has to be used
for a transverse mounted motor.  The Haldex is a viscous coupling, ie; it
requires slippage in the front wheels for power to be put to the rear
wheels, IOW, a front driver most of the time.  Prob is that it is a reactive
system as opposed to the more proactive torsen.  I worked at an Audi dealer
for 3 yrs and in the winter we would sometimes have to push a TT, but never
a sedan, with both being AWD.  The difference is noticeable on a track too.
To me, too much understeer has to be introduced before rear provides any
assist, then not enough.  Sedan (torsen) is relatively easy to put into a 4
wheel drift.

Though, depending on how/where you are going to use your car, you may never
see a difference 'tween the two.;^)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Reynolds [mailto:kjtar at earthlink.net]
> Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 12:47 PM
> To: audidoodie at comcast.net; a4 at audifans.com
> Subject: RE: [A4] Noob ?s about A4 2.8 "MY 2 CENTS"
> Hi Gordie,
>         Yeah, I think I'd rather have the AWD system than just FWD. The TT
> kind of "speaks" to me and gets me excited, I had the Torsen on a '94
> MiataR I previously owned, and it seemed like a pretty seamless system.  I
> think the Haldex is supposed to be lighter weight, correct?
> Best regards,
> Tom
> At 09:30 AM 12/25/2004 -0500, Gordie's Garage wrote:
> >
> >Tom, the TTQ is not the same type of AWD system as the A4.  TT
> uses a Haldex
> >diff and A4 uses the Torsen diff.
> >As you were originally looking at a FWD car, the TT may be okay for you.
> >Personally, I think the Torsen makes a world of difference.
> >
> >Gordie
> >
> >
> >> get the right pricing point I'll be getting a 1.8Q or maybe a
> TT Quattro.
> >> Merry Christmas (smoke 'em if you got 'em)
> >> Tom Reynolds
> >> Sand Springs, OK
> >>
> >
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