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Re: Center Differentials

In message <Pine.A32.3.90b.941011091407.24491A-100000@homer02.u.washington.edu> 
Hi Eliot,

Quattro!  (There, now I can respond w/o an unusually high number of flames
for non-quattro thread...) :)

> there's a reason why they make both a 4wd and 2wd 911..  the 2wd should
> suit traditionalists such as you just fine.  the 4wd version i think has
> slightly different goals.. they are cars which make an engineering
> statement.. 

Well, I think the 959 was the "statement".  The 964 C-4, and now the 993 
C-4, I believe, are for the purpose of exploiting the additional traction
AWD provides, in similar vein to Audi Quattros (there, I did it again).
> anyway, the point of the latest C4 really escapes me.. if one wants to
> revert back to the tail happiness of the 2wd car, then go ahead and buy
> the 2wd car, save your money and save the weight.

Many, many happy 911 folks will be glad to take your excellent advice. 

> if one wants an even
> more vicious tail, then buy an even older car..  if you want a well 
> behaved one then you should buy one with the state of the art 4wd system.

Oh, Eliot, that one got me right between the medals and the merit badges!
My older 911 is not a bit viscious about the tail (Felix OTOH, is another
matter entirely...)

> or is it a car where you can
> play with its tail and not get stung?  in that case, where is the thrill
> if there's no real danger?  

Eliot, m' boy; get a grip! (Better yet!  Get a 911!) <g>  Where is the thrill, 
indeed!  Have you ever heard of *SEX*? ;-)

Danger, I don' got to show you no steenking Danger...!!!


Bart Chambers
'77 Feline Varmint Felix, Gray Tabby
'86 Carrera Cabriolet, Guards Red
'87 Syncro (Stealth Quattro)