quattro digest, Vol 1 #4328 - FWD front snows only?

Larry C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Wed Dec 11 21:48:30 EST 2002

Saabs from the 96/99/ur900 series tended to
run tires that were taller and narrower proportionally
than type 44s. Inheritly more stable in snowy conditions.

They also have solid rear axles, which in these conditions
can be helpful in making the rear more stable.

And they're softly sprung with even less roll stiffness than
the Audi's, which aids in low traction stability.

I had the same combo on my 99, and it seemed fine.
Would never had tried that on my GTi, nor either of my


> Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 21:01:31 -0500
> To: JordanVw at aol.com, quattro at audifans.com
> From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
> Subject: Re: help!  type44 squirrly on the road with front snow
> tires
> At 06:15 PM 12/11/2002 -0500, JordanVw at aol.com wrote:
> >--
> >[ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> >
> >
> >   can i run snows on the fronts of a frontwheel drive car and
> >regular all seasons on the rears?   or do i have to have all 4
> tires snows?
> >please advise if you can
> I ran snows on the front of SAABs for years, Chris.

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