[V8] Critical Tire Question
ekellock at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 18:07:29 EST 2005
Braking! Excellent point. Quattro would likely sort all the GO stuff
out so you'd never notice, but the really scary part would be breaking
on wet or icy roads. Yikes!
Get those tires matched up Scott!
On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 18:01:01 -0500, Ingo Rautenberg
<i.rautenberg at waratap.com> wrote:
> Much more than you might think. Tire compounds and tread patterns perform
> differently under different conditions. This can cause instability in a
> system like quattro. Furthermore, these can also impact braking,
> specifically wrt ABS (especially the older systems used on our cars). This
> is generally of less concern in dry weather than under less ideal (rain, ice
> or snow) driving conditions, ones for which quattro was engineered for in
> the first place. Also why (regardless of type of car -- RWD,FWD, AWD), snow
> tire manufacturers recommend using the same type of snow tire on all four
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "S_Matus" <scott_matus at yahoo.com>
> To: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at gmail.com>
> Cc: "V8" <v8 at audifans.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 2:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [V8] Critical Tire Question
> > What effect would different tire compounds have on a quattro system? If
> > Scott.
> > Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com> wrote:
> > All four tires should match identically. If the stated treadwear
> > ratings on the sidewall don't match, you should go back and make them
> > make it right.
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