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Re: Repairs vs Fun?
On 15 Sep 1995, colin cohen wrote:
The moral of the story is that no matter how
> good our Q system may be, when traction is low, even the best of us are only as
> good as our tyres. From what I have seen most of the Qs in the snow belt go
> through the winter with all season feet. does this make sense, I ask you? While
> the economics are clear, and two sets of tyres are expensive, are we kidding
> ourselves with these great cars if we dont have the best traction at all times,
> not just when its 70 deg and dry.
Right on. My 90Q with the Yoko A509's will get stuck in a heavy dew! They
are the worst suckiest tires I have ever seen in my life. I cant wait
till they wear out and can get some good sears retreads. (anything must
Fortunately now I have 2 sets of rims, where I can put my DRY's on one
and winters on the other, no more M+S for me!!
The tire makes all the difference in the world though.
2 years ago, our state was basically shut down from 30" of snowfall. THe
plows couldnt keep up. I was at a stop light in my 4000Q and took off
like a dry road, with even decent acceleration. The Pontiac behind me
(grand am) took forever to just get going. When I pulled into a parking
lot he pulls in and asked me what kind of tires I had! I tried to explain
it had little to do with the tires... but then I got the 509's.. now I
realize...Its more than just 'quattro'
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