[A4] Intro and ABS brakes question

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Mon Jan 31 12:43:57 EST 2005

	my advice:  get a set of snow tires, on nice narrow steel rims.
nokian hakka Q is my personal choice.

	check out tirerack.com and look up the pirelli 6000 to see how
it's rated for snow.

At 9:45 AM -0500 1/31/05, Greg Myers wrote:
>Hello Fans,
>My wife and I own (it's her wheels) a 2001 A-4. It's our first Audi and
>actually our first German made auto. It was purchased in the spring of
>2004 and so this is the first winter driving season for us. We are
>enjoying the handling and comfort of this car very much.
>Here's the question.
>How sensitive are the ABS brakes supposed to be? This car will not stop
>on snowy roads! The ABS activates with only the slightest pedal pressure
>and the car just keeps on going with very little braking action.
>Our dealer has agreed to look into our complaint but seemed to want to
>put the blame on the tires. They are Pirelli 6000 with 5/32" tread
>I asked if the ABS could be disabled for snow use and he replied that it
>could not be.
>Any one else have a similar experience with their A4?
>Greg Myers     Paradise, Pa.
>2001 A-4
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>A4 at audifans.com

  Rocky Mullin 

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