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Re: Deep snow in the quattro
Last year when I had my 4000q, I drove down my driveway (500m) with
aproximately 40cm of snow from the previous nights snow fall. I was too
late in the morning to shovel it as I was already late for work. The drive
way was down hill so I went for it... no problem... At night when we got
back home I looked at the drive way. Only my track coming down with snow
pushed to the sides from the car being a snow plow of sorts. So, I locked
the center diff and decided to go for it. I made it!!! I was VERY
impressed! So from that point on I have not plowed or shoveled my driveway!
This winter I have a VW Syncro Double Cab and an Audi 5000 quattro. So I'm
REALLY prepaired, but El Nino isn't giving us snow to test my toys out...
not that I am complaining!
At 12:37 2/3/98 -0500, David M Sugerman wrote:
> Am curious to find out the deepest snow that my fellow quattro pilots have
>driven (played) in. I have used mine in up to a foot, but never anything
>you count having to break through piles from plowed to unplowed streets
>of chunks up to 20 or so inches high. Am I endangering the undercarriage
>differential when I do this? We're now expecting around two feet, and
since I have
>nice new treads, I'd really like to go out and play in the semi-plowed
>it's gonna end up costing me more than a front spoiler or front end
>allignment.(Damn student budget!!)
>Life's too short to leave the quattro parked in the snow, even when
>particular place to go.
>David S '89 80q 133k w/ a dab of Marvel Mystery from time to time.
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