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Re: Deep snow in the quattro

> From:          David M Sugerman <dsugerma@runet.edu>
> Subject:       Deep snow in the quattro
> To:            quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Date:          Tue, 3 Feb 1998 12:37:42 -0500 (EST)

  David M Sugerman wrote:
>  	Am curious to find out the deepest snow that my fellow quattro pilots have 
> driven (played) in. 

  In one of the first snowstorms of the year back in '91 when I had my 4000 q,
I climbed old Monarch Pass in 18-20" of fresh snow. The front of the car would 
actually push the snow like a snow plow, folding it over and over and 
occasionally come over the hood to blind the windshield. At the top, I heard
my alternator belt squealing and as I popped the hood, there was snow 
totally packed into every compartment of the engine bay. The car never
stalled or even lost power. You could see where the belly of the car had 
scraped its own path all the way up the pass. I couldn't believe it at the time.
What a ride! ;-)  Haven't ever had enough snow to test the 5k yet. Just
hope you never get high centered. Can't think of any real damage it could
do to the car. Good luck quattroing!

Chad Clark '87 5k Tq
Colorado Springs, CO