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Old 12-30-2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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Its all in the tires.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:44 PM   #3
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^x2 The second set of tire marks clearly bite deeper into the snow.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
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going up hill in snow four wheel drive will provide better traction ... that is one condition where it will make more of a difference than just winter tires, especially full time four wheel drive with differential locks
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:38 PM   #5
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But put those same summer tires on the Quattro and it's gonna struggle too
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:42 PM   #6
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Tire maybe but the 4x4 configuration of the Audi must have helped as well.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:39 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by szumszer View Post
going up hill in snow four wheel drive will provide better traction ... that is one condition where it will make more of a difference than just winter tires, especially full time four wheel drive with differential locks
Audi don't have differential locks. Not side to side, not front to rear.

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Tire maybe but the 4x4 configuration of the Audi must have helped as well.
It would only help to the point where traction breaks in two wheels. If you have proper winter tires, going up the driveway....I don't think it will help much. Jamming the throttle at a stop light would definitely help.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:16 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by 5vz-fe View Post
^x2 The second set of tire marks clearly bite deeper into the snow.
I agree with you, but the Audi is a heavier car I bet
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:19 AM   #9
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You can do that in a Quattro (with snow tires ... ):

But yes you are right snow tires are better than summer tires in the snow.

In the picture above difficult to draw a conclusion. The Audi could be FR or could be using new or snow tires ... or the driver of the other car is just an ass.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:24 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by loliea View Post
You can do that in a Quattro (with snow tires ... ):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qxylbbjBl4

But yes you are right snow tires are better than summer tires in the snow.

In the picture above difficult to draw a conclusion. The Audi could be FR or could be using new or snow tires ... or the driver of the other car is just an ass.
That's more like it mate

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I agree with you, but the Audi is a heavier car I bet
The other car is a BMW, do u really think it's gonna be that much heavier??
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