WHAT's Haldex was: mixing and matching tires on a Quattro?

Dan DiBiase d_dibiase at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 12 07:47:26 EST 2004

Interesting, although I have read this before, I guess it didn't occur to
me that there is really no 'quattro' system - it depends upon the
model.... So only the Torsen cars (like my A4) are really awd?

Dan D
'04 A4 1.8T q MT-6
Central NJ USA
--- SuffolkD at aol.com wrote:
> TT's and VW's use this as awd/4 wheel drive.  Roughly said:
> Its front wheel drive until slip is detected then the rear wheels get
> power.
> I asked a TT's owner if it was front wheel drive even though the quattro
> badge stared me in the face.
> They have a nice little habit of darting right on acceleration on snow &
> ice....just like fwd.
> HTH - Scott by BOSTON
> > From: Tessie McMillan <tessmc at drizzle.com>
> > Subject: Re: mixing and matching tires on a Quattro?
> > To: Kent McLean <kentmclean at mindspring.com>
> > 
> > Sorry I forgot to mention that it is an '88 80 Quattro. I assumed I
> had 
> > 
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