[V8] Dirt and Dirt

quattro + 5 or 8 = fun thequattroking at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 28 14:38:11 EDT 2006

my V8 lived on a mile long dirt road that was driven MANY times a day for
over 10 years.  During that period of time, I put 150K miles on it and
changed the CV boots in the front once.  The rears are still original and
have over 200K miles on them.  my 4000q has almost 250K on it and has the
same boots it had when i bought it at about 170K.  They are getting a bit
dry now.  The rears on that car look original, but VERY dry.


Bay Area, CA
Eastern WA State

PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING:  1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro

> Ask Ingo if he tore anything on his Papyrus V8 that day...
> http://hometown.aol.com/Quattringo/index.html
> about 2/3 of the way down the page.
> I don't think there's anything specific to Audis or V8s relative to dirt
> roads and torn cv's.  I've taken all mine up Pike's Peak numerous times and
> driven dirt roads whenever I felt like it or needed to, even one especially
> nasty one.  I think it's all about wheel placement and speed.  If Those
> boots are a bit higher up in the car than other things.  Unless you bounce
> down on something or flip something up into one, you're more likely to
> scrape hard metal than tear a cv boot.

>> I asked in a different topic about it guess I should have just created a
>> new topic.
>> Anyway I am wondering what the problems can be of driving the V8 on a
>> dirt road I tend to say off of them. I was told by a friend that going
>> on dirt roads can damage them pretty good in regards to the cvboots. He
>> tore his on a S6 and was going really slow. Please advise on any btdt of
>> damage and if not what you have done please. There is some pretty cool
>> dirt roads around here that go to the river I would like to take my
>> puppies to but am afraid :)

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