help! type44 squirrly on the road with front snow tires
benswann at comcast.net
Fri Dec 13 22:03:25 EST 2002
Yes, that is similar what happened to me. '78 Scirocco new tires in
front, not so new in rear. Hydroplaned and spun around at around 60
mph - I had no control and was going backwards not losing speed very
fast. Steering doesn't work too good when you are going backwards that
Again, I retract what I said earlier. Definately go with four matching
----- Original Message -----
From: Zsolt <zsolt1 at telusplanet.net>
Date: Friday, December 13, 2002 1:08 pm
Subject: Re: help! type44 squirrly on the road with front snow tires
> It's because the rear tires will have less traction on snow/ice
> and in a
> turn the back of the car will loose grip before the front, hence
> will spin around. Happened to me waaaay back on my front wheel drive.
> just my 2 cents (CAN)
> JordanVw at aol.com wrote:
> > --
> > [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> > In a message dated 12/11/02 11:35:38 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> > benswann at comcast.net writes:
> >>OK, if not a quattro. Definately not good to mix tires, and
> especially>>sizes if it is a quattro.
> >>It sound like in this case, the combination is ok, especially if it
> >>feels allright, but maybe your mom is picking up something you
> aren't>>based on "her" driving style.
> >>I'd expect the snows to be making it handle squirrely, as they
> tend to
> >>do that, IMO.
> > thanks.. but ive been getting conflicting answers on this..
> its a front
> > wheel drive automatic '86 5k NA. some other lister said i
> needed all 4
> > snows. but why? the rear wheels are not traction wheels...?
> > chris
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