Squirrelly Winter Handling

Richard J. Andrews tech at flashmail.com
Mon Mar 18 23:41:25 EST 2002

sounds like a definite alignment issue.
i have my 4kq aligned with a bad machine and it produced similar results
except mine felt like the front was fine, but the rear would walk out 
either direction in slick

'86 4kq

At 09:51 PM 3/18/02, you wrote:
>     My 90q20v always feels disconcertingly slidey on snow and ice.  The rear
>seems to float a fair amount in slush, was going 20mph in slushy snow today
>around a corner and it was making me very nervous.  It felt better in
>heavier snow, but still not what I imagined quattro could be like after
>owning a FWD for so long.  The 80 just zipped along in snow, the rear would
>bump around a bit, but always followed the front end right on target, it was
>a great car in snow.
>     Got the Blizzak WS-15's from the 80 on there.  They are getting a little
>worn, but not riding on the wear bars or anything like that.  Have we come
>to the conclusion that this sort of loose handling in snow is usually an
>alignment issue?  Possible the toe is off in the back?  Anything else I
>should be sniffing around for?
>Alexander van Gerbig
>'91 200q20v (Crunched)
>'90 90q20v (Sport)
>'88 80t (R.I.P)
>The Audi  80 Pages---------
>North Ferrisburg, VT 05473

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