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Re: AUDI SHOCK!!!! kinda

>On Sat, 13 Apr 1996 STEADIRIC@aol.com wrote:

>> >OK, this is where the arguement will start! :)  Quattro WILL also 
>>>help you stop...
>> Explain that one......

>The following quote is from audi quattro, the gold portfolio, page 94.
>Also in the Pinninfarina Quartz brochure. I have experimented with 
>this and it is absolutely true.

>The ability for quattro to have all four wheels broken loose before 
>one spins also helps braking in that all four must be locked before 
>one locks On dry pavement, using the diff locks can have one 
>advantage: the quattro stops shorte. In fact we found that the four 
>disc brakes could haul the 3115 pound car down from 60 mph in 151 feet 
>with the diffs locked and 167 unlocked, from 80 in 263 feet locked and 
>278 unlocked. Locking them forces each pair of wheels to share 
>absolutely equally in the braking....



I have found the same thing through experiimentatiion on the autox 
course.  If I am on a long (for autox) straight going into a heavy 
breaking area, I lock the diffs on the straight and unlock whiile trail 
braking into the corner, after the majoriity of the breaking is done.  
This can be very tricky at times, but it is worth practicing ;-)

Steve Verona
86 4kq