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A4's in the snow

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by defsix, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. C17LJR
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    what? so the car automatically braking spinning wheels on a bend is good in snow or ice?

    its printed in almost if not all manufacturer hand books to switch it off in snow/ice. braking on a bend is the last thing you want to do.

    try it with esp off, i assure you you'll get on much better
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    This is about as far as mine went in the snow...but then I cycle to work and wouldn't let the mrs drive it, haha. It did actually move a few times and I was satisfied with it in the snow. It did make me bab my pants last night though, got caught on a little tiny steep road with ice and it was allover the place. Don't think many cars would have handled any better though as it was literally just ice. Seeing all your pics made me wish I had gone out more in it though for a play.

    I like how the Audi badge is obviously too manly for the snow, which just cannot settle on it :rock:

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    [Dec 10, 2010]
    look at the stats on some winter tyre reviews: just like normal get their best outright accelleration with a fair degree of slip (30%?), the same applies to winter tyres, but the slip levels required to get even moderate acceleration on ice (and still not cause any real damage to tyres or car) is classed as uncontrolled by traction control systems (I think around 50%).

    I'll dig 'em out later.
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    if you are just driving normaly then yes and i do not say to any one that they should have ESP on or off. me i keep it on but then i dont drive like a wally and like to have the back end in line with the front as much as pos more so when kids are in the car. i have seen it in the hand book to turn it off in the snow but like i say till the time the car moves with it on ill leave it on lol and although ESP when on is a good thing if the car starts to slip ie rear right wheel then it will dab the brakes to help you out see videos as to why i think its a good thing but thats just me mate lol
    YouTube - ESP -- Electronic Stability Program
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    YouTube - Grand Vitara ESP test on ice & snow
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    [Dec 10, 2010]
    I always understood that the only benefit in turning it off came when the car was virtually 'stuck' on ice/snow and the wheels were just spinning.
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    actually leave mine on as default, but when I'm trundling v slowly or caning it and want to get sideways :)

    technically the best outright accellleration is when the wheels hav elots of slip....
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    [Dec 12, 2010]
    nice :D
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    [Dec 12, 2010]
    Did you just push the snow out of the way with the car or what ?!
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    [Dec 12, 2010]
    Yeah :) pretty much, I scrapped the snow off the roof, bonnet and windows then away I went.

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    [Dec 12, 2010]
    lol thats funny have you must have had fun and the ESP off ;-)
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    Yeah great fun skidding round the car park at work. :) I then had really bad wheel wobble at about 50 mph on the way home as the rear wheels were packed with snow.. :)
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    [Dec 12, 2010]
    i did see you had a weeeeeeeeeee bit of snow in your wheels lol
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    [Dec 13, 2010]
    Silversurfer, your car is well nice mate. Any pics of it not covered in the fun stuff we all call snow?
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    [Dec 13, 2010]
    I'll give it a clean at the weekend and take some pic's :)
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    [Dec 14, 2010]
    I'm guessing a lot of the snows gone now.. but will be back for the weekend I believe. For some this is a sad time. But for us that like the weather it's good. Bring your cameras this time !
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    Some good pics in here, never thought to picture mine!! have been loving the Quattro in the snow, 4 wheel drifting yes please haha :yes:
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    [Dec 17, 2010]
    I've been having great fun in my quattro in the snow, but I did bend a split rim drifting in to a snow covered curb, my fault though so not too angry
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    [Dec 17, 2010]
    NOT a happy boy this morning to wake up and find this

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    No works do for me today then :(
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    [Dec 17, 2010]
    Lovely car mate! Did you not get to the works do then? At least you have a few great pics of your car in the snow!
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    [Dec 17, 2010]
    i'm a bit disappointed! was meant to be snowing here starting yesterday for 5 full days, so far we've had a 20min flutter
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    [Dec 17, 2010]
    No where near buddy - absolutley gutted as there were hundreds due outt, ahh well

    oh and thanks alot :)
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    [Dec 20, 2010]
    Apres-ice rally session:

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    Only 2wd but 8 inches of fresh powder wasn't stopping it. Two days later and I still have the 'snow spoiler' on the front.


    And this little fella stayed tucked up in his snow blanket.

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    [Dec 20, 2010]
    woaa - hellaasnow! Wheres that to dude?

    mine looks pony after that stunning pic

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    [Dec 20, 2010]
    Lol mine too....

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    Bit late on parade I know but I was away for the last snow fall...

    was only taken on my phone and sorry about the mess on the bonnet I was parked under a tree that night :motz:

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    had been doing some drifting round the car park which was awesome :s4addict:
    but it was pretty solid chunks of ice sticking up and I didn't want to tear my tyres up.

    I was very impressed with the good year f1 asyms on the snow and ice tho, no spinning or sliding as long as I didn't plant the right foot
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    Car is looking good as always Sam. Hope it's all going well for you after the ropey start to ownership.

    Here's a little one of mine from this morning, complete with octopus icicles on the front. Last time it snowed I was a wimp and never dared to drive it, so this time i've been out for some car park fun at the local church, was great fun. Just wish it was a Quattro so that i'm impervious to snow.

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    Ah Goddamit !! i'm still waiting for the snow !! it snowed 4" less than 5 miles from where i work but nothing here !! Maybe tonight :D
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    [Dec 20, 2010]
    Some lovely a4/s4 in this thread
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    Wilts/Glos border. We've some frozen lakes near us and this was on the edge of one. Was good to let my inner hooligan out!
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    Thats some frost you've had there Turkster.
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    [Dec 22, 2010]
    aberdeen snow its disappearing a wee bit in the pics

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    [Dec 22, 2010]
    best colour b6 ;)

    where'd ya get your mirror caps bro?
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    thanks jd ,the covers were on when i got it are they not standard items then,sorry not clued up on the audi stuff yet
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    [Dec 22, 2010]
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    Taken some time ago from our cottage in Paltamo, Finland. (bad iphone quality)
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    That's an awesome picture oopee - I really like the quattro door badges too!
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    New to the forum today. Some pictures of my Avant 1.8T in the snow.

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    [Dec 22, 2010]
    For a bad iPhone pic it turned out pretty good. Nice Car :D
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    That was a steep hill... no sliding, no drama.... and (until I booted it) not even a glimmer from the traction control on the way back up, but I took the traction control off before I floored it anyway!
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