[V8] Dirt and Dirt
a_stickler at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 28 16:35:11 EDT 2006
I live on a dirt road and have commuted with various
Audis and VWs over the past 5 years (25,000 km/year -
10% of on dirt). A couple of comments on dirt roads,
winter or summer:
They destroy rear brakes because dust or mud (pick
your season) gets thrown from the rear wheels
Ball joints and control arm bushings suffer a similar
fate and it's all at the back of the vehicle.
Shocks and strut mounts get hammered from the
Small diameter wheels with lots of tire sidewall don't
get damaged as easily as 17s by rocks and holes in the
Other than that, the cars just get dirty or dusty
On the positive side, sliding the car sideways through
turns is a lot easier on low-mu surfaces than on
--- dsaad at icehouse.net wrote:
> I don't know how you could hurt a boot just by
> driving on a dirt road. They are
> pretty well covered up. If by "dirt road" you mean
> bashing through corn fields
> or something - then the boots will be the least of
> your problems...
> fyi most light and medium duty 4WD trucks and SUVs
> (like the ranger for example)
> have boots and they last a long time. Some even have
> them on the rear.
> You would have to blast into a big sagebrush or
> something and then take a lucky
> hit to the boot.
> However, I stay off the dirt whenever possible just
> to keep the dust out of the
> A/C system and upholstery.
> Quoting Greg Furstenwerth <slicerdicer at comcast.net>:
> > 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 :)
> > 93 V8Q, North Bend WA
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