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This is a discussion on WRX awd versus Audi quattro awd within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; this is a race betwen a stock 2008 wrx and a hooked up audi tt awd http://www.3gwrx.com/forum/index.php?topic=166.0...

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    this is a race betwen a stock 2008 wrx and a hooked up audi tt awd

    http://www.3gwrx.com/forum/index.php?topic=166.0
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    So in Layman's words....?

    Does anybody else no the feeling that I am describing when you go around a turn in the snow with your subie. The steering gets lose and it seems as if the car is sliding a bit....its an odd feeling, its happened on both of my wrx's with the same snow tires (wintersportm3s)

    that makes me question the awd of the subie sometimes and wonder if this is the way an audi drives in snow....
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    In Layman's terms, you're going to fast, and you're sliding.
    Yep. Trainex is dead on. In very simple terms, it feels like you are sliding because you are sliding.

    Snow tires help, but, you can't expect the same kind of connection to the road when you're on a layer of ice flakes that you get when you're not on a layer of ice flakes (snow).

    The easy fix: slow down.
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    With all due respect...I'm not that stupid....If it was a matter of speed I wouldn't have posted a question about it. I drive very cautiously in the snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GateWRXING View Post
    With all due respect...I'm not that stupid....If it was a matter of speed I wouldn't have posted a question about it. I drive very cautiously in the snow.
    Seriously though, if you're sliding, you're going too fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GateWRXING View Post
    With all due respect...I'm not that stupid....If it was a matter of speed I wouldn't have posted a question about it. I drive very cautiously in the snow.

    It really is speed. AWD doesnt help the car from rotating on it's center in slippery conditions.

    I've noticed this on my STI with snow tires. Either slow down or plan on playing rear end catch up once the car starts to rotate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    In Layman's terms, you're going to fast, and you're sliding.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Seriously though, if you're sliding, you're going too fast.
    Maybe you need to type it like Yoda next time.....

    "Too fast you are going, sliding you are."


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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post


    "Mother Nature says Slooooooowwww down, and GATEWRXING says F'that and kicks her in the face with his SNOW TIRES..."


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    I'm predicting a "Curb jumped in front of me" thread in his future.

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    I suppose so. I always thought I was cautious, but I'll practice some snow driving the next time I can get to an open lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    I'm predicting a "Curb jumped in front of me" thread in his future.
    Close....deer.

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    So longstory short:

    I went to my bodyshop to get an estimate for a deer incident (The roads were snowy so I had no choice but to break and slow down, I'm lucky I hit it as slow as I did or I would have had even more problems, bottom line it needs a new headlight, front bumper cover, fog light covers, left front fender...etc yada yada...2300 bucks---it happened a while ago actually, I'm not sure why I bring this up now, but I digress)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    Close....deer.





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    Quote Originally Posted by GateWRXING View Post
    So in Layman's words....?


    Does anybody else no the feeling that I am describing when you go around a turn in the snow with your subie. The steering gets lose and it seems as if the car is sliding a bit....its an odd feeling, its happened on both of my wrx's with the same snow tires (wintersportm3s)

    that makes me question the awd of the subie sometimes and wonder if this is the way an audi drives in snow....

    in layman's terms, audi (true quattro audi's like the A4) and (manual trans) subaru's use a similar AWD system in that they are both mechanical and both send constant power to both axles and can adjust the ratio or power between the axles as slip occurs. in the most basic terms they are mechanically equal and just use a different type of center differential. IMO they both feel very similar in the snow.

    to contrast, some electronically controlled systems such as the haldex (haldex is its own company which sells their awd system to some manufacturers) send, well 95% technically but really all, of the power to the front axle until it slips, at which time it sends power to the rear axle.
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    Thank you sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GateWRXING View Post
    Thank you sir.
    An audi will still slide in the snow if you go too fast, and a curb or deer will pwn you.
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    Before my '03 WRX, I had a '99.5 A4 2.8 quattro. By far Audi's system is more sophisticated. The torsion center diff's reactions are near instantaneous, while the braking system vectors torque side to side with the front and rear open diffs.

    Grip award goes to Audi, fun award to the WRX. In an empty, snowy parking lot, it was nearly impossible to get my A4 in a drift. The WRX on the other hand, drifts beautifully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    An audi will still slide in the snow if you go too fast, and a curb or deer will pwn you.
    i've had both a 225TT and a volvo XC70 (both haldex awd) really sideways in the snow (on purpose) oh, and i sent a XC90 into a 4 wheel drift (a short one) on dry pavement at a dealer introduction ride and drive. the instructor wasn't happy but they gave me the best driver of the day award
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