[A4] Re: Quattro, Torsen, Haldex and others...
caliban at sharon.net
Tue Dec 28 13:53:25 EST 2004
At 11:45 AM -0500 12/28/04, Jon wrote:
>I haven't owned a quattro vehicle for as long as many people on this
>list and/or others on the larger qlist, but I haven't been stuck in my
>A4 in the 4 years I have had it (due to one tire not having grip). I
>have been "stuck" because a road wasn't plowed yet, and the ground
>clearance on my car wouldn't allow me to pass it. The only vehicles
>that were able to navigate that road that day were full size PICKUP
>trucks with good ground clearance. I laughed at the 2 or 3 SUVs that
>got stuck b/c they were too cock strong to believe their SUV would get
>I would take quattro any day over BMW's AWD system, no matter how
>marketing wants to portray it.
i'll drive my A4 to tahoe during the big winter storm, to get
to the powder the next day. hardpack with mxed powder on the roads,
and with snow tires it's fast business. when i get to town i often go
to a favorite empty parking lot. powder, no hard pack. it's light
enough when it's fresh and cold to rip around deeper than one could
creep around. when you're going quicker you can sort of blow the powder
out of the way instead of piling it.
i've yet to get stuck in my A4. i had been momentarily stuck
in my urQ but mainly because the diffs would stick.
"Evil kills those who perpetrate it, and the pastures of inequity are harmful"
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