Snow Driving Q
ssgacc at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 6 15:32:18 EST 2002
Yeah, but I'm coming from Bretts perspective as well
(although he has the much nicer 91 20 valver). The
200's automatically unlock at 25 mph, so it's useless
on the road at speed. Great for getting going on ice
or deep snow drifts though.
--- R Mangas <porter_dog at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Must respectfully disagree. Difflocks are good,
> using them is not 'an
> advanced technique' and having the differentials
> locked is useful in many
> more situations that just getting unstuck. Locking
> the center in the wet is
> great for reduced stopping distance alone, nevermind
> the added traction.
> >From: Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
> >To: "R Mangas" <porter_dog at hotmail.com>,
> >KMracer007 at aol.com,quattro at audifans.com
> >Subject: Re: Snow Driving Q
> >Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 11:56:57 -0500
> >At 8:06 AM -0500 12/4/02, R Mangas wrote:
> >> That's interesting. I think you should try this
> test again, with the
> >>in gear, foot off clutch, diffs locked and diffs
> unlocked. My cars are a
> >>lot harder to lock up with the diffs locked; I can
> use more brake and get
> >>shorter stopping distances because it's harder to
> lock up only one wheel.
> >>Airlocking differentials are unbelievable.
> >Locked differentials are not for use by the
> unexperienced...among other
> >things, you're in for a big surprise come time to
> turn. You also,
> >naturally, loose ABS(if your car has it.) They are
> not a subsitute for
> >proper driving technique.
> >Advice for listers who read the above post: Leave
> the diff locks alone for
> >now and go to a q-club winter driving school; if
> you're in the Northeast,
> >the NEQ does two such schools(weather providing.)
> Once you've learned the
> >basics, corrected all your bad driving habits,
> etc...then MAYBE start
> >playing with advanced techniques. Otherwise, leave
> the diffs for getting
> >unstuck(which is mostly what they're for.)
> >"They that give up essential liberty to obtain
> >safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben
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