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Old 02-18-2003, 02:34 AM   #1
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Well it was really bad in NYC today so..



i had to take out my fathers QUATTRO, and leave my bimmer to just rest, and it will rest for at least 5-6 days, getting around NYC today was quite impossible, the snow got to over a foot, and only SUV's were on the road, and of course ME in my fathers quattro

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yup got stuck BUT forgot to activate the rear differential lock, after pressing the DIFF LOCK getting out of the snow was 1,2,3

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Old 02-18-2003, 03:19 AM   #2
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ya its alright, i almost SMOKED a curb today, cause i hit a HUGE chunk of snow on the road, i just causght a bit of SNOW with the tire, INCHES away from the curb!
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Old 02-18-2003, 03:23 AM   #3
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yeah man, the snow sucks here in the NYC today. My bimmer is sleeping in my heated garage, it won't be coming out till the streets are clear. i've been driving the ML 320 all day today and getting around wasn't a problem either.

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Old 02-18-2003, 03:29 AM   #4
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i don't have TOO MUCH of a problem, but i got on PROPER winter tires on, BLIZZAKS is where its AT for RWD!!!
trust me!!
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Old 02-18-2003, 04:05 AM   #5
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Geeze, that's crazy, you guys got hit real bad eh?
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Old 02-18-2003, 04:07 AM   #6
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Good thing it was a holiday today and not too many people ventured out in the storm.
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:37 AM   #7
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I live on long island and we got 2+ feet! I consider you guys lucky.My bro couldnt drives his car cause of the snow (89 trans-am) so we took out our dads X5 and had some fun with it.
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Old 02-18-2003, 09:58 PM   #8
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eh, i wanted it to snow tonight here in Toronto, wanted to go have some fun outside, haha
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:06 PM   #9
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So what does the rear diff lock do? Sorry, I'm uninformed...
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:09 PM   #10
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Re: Well it was really bad in NYC today so..

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...the snow got to over a foot, and only SUV's were on the road, and of course ME in my fathers quattro
LOL! Only a foot! Come on now! Thats when driving becomes somewhat fun up here (see attached pic)!
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:43 PM   #11
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So what does the rear diff lock do? Sorry, I'm uninformed...
well this audi (80 quattro) has a rear differential lock, which basically prevents the rear wheels to spin like crazy, but to spin only a bit so that they can push the car forward, from where the front wheels take action. BUT you must do it slowly cause if you do it fast the front tires will spin too fast and you will do nothing. The audi's that are the BEST are the old school one, the GT and audi 4000 which have FRONT and REAR locks, so that it is practically impossible to get stuck. the differential lock disengages itself after 15MPH

BTW DAVE that is sickkkkkkkkkk but its soooo easy to get stuck in the snow with the 2002, i mean rear wheel drive just suks in the snow,screw the SUV's cause QUATTRO is the way to go.
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:51 PM   #12
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The only advantage AWD has in snowy/icy conditions is accleration. Every form of drive has advantages and disadvantages.

I have personally have had my car(s) stuck in all sorts of "incidents" in snow and never had to rely on a tow...maybe a push here or there!

Well take the quattro out and lets see some drift pics Andre!
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:55 PM   #13
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i had this crazy idea of taking my bike outside when it was snowing like crazy yesterday...but i didnt, cuz i was too cold..i wonder what would have happenned haha...i pulled off a slide like dave's with my dads malibu at my bro's work (britannia loblaws), too bad i forgot to call soldomatic and shotta..would have been fun with the video cam too
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Old 02-18-2003, 11:03 PM   #14
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Well take the quattro out and lets see some drift pics Andre!
Hey DAVE i promise next time, im gonna me VIDEO's not Pics, of the quattro drifting
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Old 02-18-2003, 11:27 PM   #15
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it took me yesterday 70 mins to get home and usually it's an 20-30 min drive.

and the worst part was that you could easily do 100km/h on the highway. when i was getting off on the 407 to the 410 south where no people are in the lanes it was just as any other day.

the best part was around my building i have a few stop signs. and i was turning right on one of them. so i turned the t/c off and had some fun. going sideways thru the streets and people looking at you is quite fun and there was a car coming my way and the guy was looking at me

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