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Re: Tires for 4kq

At 11:43 AM 7/28/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Lst winter was my first with a Quattro (1986-4000cs-quattro), and it was
...well differnt!  I bought all new 
>P-600 m/s tires for and they are great in the dry, sand, rain.  But kinda
sucked in the snow... just drifted 
>along, it helped if I switched the center dif on (number 1-mode) waht would
happen is the rear always seemed 
>to have more traction, kinda a like a RWD?  When the center dif was locked
in it helps quite a bit but the 
>dealer I bought it from siad it wasn't good to that dail....only under
stuck conditions????  
>My questions:
>1)I live in Nw-Conn in the hills and waht is a GOOD tire for years round, I
can't afford to have two sep. sets 
>of tires (space & $) so should I get ???????? brand/size(would like to
stick with factory size 195/60-14 i 
>2)What are the do's and don't on that selector switch Mode 1 and 2 and when
Can I use with killing my AWD??
You should not touch the swith.  Leave it in 4 wheel drive mode.  Only
switch if your car should happen to get stuck. Then, turn it back when you
get the car out. With the newer cars like min, '88 80 quattro, it turns off
automatically after 15 mph.

>3)Waht is the torq split front vs rear and why was my car handleing like
RWD in the snow???  Since then I 
>tested it quite crudely --  In sand I just let her go (4000RPM 1st) and I
had two set of roaster tails..  And 
>had all four wheels off ground and both sets moved (only the pass side I
>Pleas send Info!!!!!