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And it really is stupid. :blink:

I am thinking of buying a 1994-7 A4 to play with and do up, its a choice between that or an e36 bmw and I can guess what you guys think of them ;)

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The stupid question is...

Is the audi a4 rear wheel drive? :huh: :rolleyes:

I know there are 4 wheel drive versions but having been a ford and bmw person all my life I dont know anything about audi's. I just saw how cheap the older ones are over here (sunny england) and I was surprised at what I could get for my money.

If it is rwd then I dont think theres any question as to which I choose. However if its fwd, as a lot of cars that shouldn't be are these days, then it will be no fun to drive so the beemer will take it.

Thanks in advance,

J

ps, nice lookin forums B)
 

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The audi's that arnt quattro (AllWheelDrive) are front wheel drive not rwd.

why wouldnt you get a AWD? there are many reasons why AWD is superior to RWD.. even when driving on completly dry surfaces.
 

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The VW/Audi 1.8t is more tuneable than the E36. Waste your money on an Audi? haha...


Originally posted by vesco@Nov 2 2004, 03:51 AM
yes if don't know that Audis (appart from Quattro) are front wheel drive than you certainly don't have the knowledge to change anything on the car.........
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and... vesco... theres no need for that.. it was an honest question :huh:
 

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Originally posted by bhb399mm@Nov 2 2004, 06:43 PM
The VW/Audi 1.8t is more tuneable than the E36. Waste your money on an Audi? haha...
and... vesco... theres no need for that.. it was an honest question :huh:
:lol: thx bud. I kinda expected that from someone, you are audi folks after all :p

why wouldnt you get a AWD? there are many reasons why AWD is superior to RWD.. even when driving on completly dry surfaces.
I want it for the strip, but you've now explained to me why I never see an audi at the track, fwd and drag strips dont mix too well, nor does awd now I think about it.

Don't waste your money on a Audi is not the type of car you want to 'DO UP' stick with the beemer and yes if don't know that Audis (appart from Quattro) are front wheel drive than you certainly don't have the knowledge to change anything on the car.........
Vesco, by 'doing up' I dont mean slapping a load of mismatched aftermarket spoilers and bumpers onto it like I'm sure you think I meant. A set of wheels, suspension, and engine parts would be more my thing. I build my cars to put on the strip, not prance around city centres trying to look cool.

No I dont know about audi's, like I said I was finding out a few basics. My knowledge is of bmw's and fords, I've never given a second glance to an audi.

And having now had my suspicions confirmed that they are just fat cat cruisers driven by arrogant pricks (Thanks Vesco, proved in a single sentence) I think I'll stick to what I know.
 

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Originally posted by bhb399mm@Nov 1 2004, 03:41 PM
why wouldnt you get a AWD?
i would argue that AWD would be better for the track than RWD...with the right tires, you can launch AWD faster than RWD. With a driver who knows what hes doing, you can spin the tires just enough to get your RPMs up without losing any time. When i had my 90CS (fully modified).. i could launch with just a bit of chirp with out worying about spinning too much. The launch itself is much more abrupt. RWD kinda of eases you into launch, while AWD jams you into it.

Check out this video. This is HPA's twin turbo R32 with around 500hp at the wheels. See how the driver takes it up to mid RPMs and drops it in? There is a sweet little chirp then take off. no drama of spinning wheels. Remember, that car is putting out ~500hp. Try lanuching a 500hp front (or rwd for that matter) car with that kind of precision.

Movie: HPA's TwinTurbo R32
 

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Mr Bhb I should amend my previous statement to '....MOSTLY driven by...'.

Very nice looking Golf. I've always had a soft spot for them, used to drive a mk1 gti.

Sure its a very precise start, It just seems that all that grip is too much for the engine to put down quick enough to compete with an all out, floor it, hang on and pray start in a rwd monster.

I've always kind of wondered how awd cars would fare on the track. In theory they should be able to blow rwd cars into the dust just out of pure traction.

I would put money down that given time awd will start to make a big impact on the drag strip, once the technology develops a bit more and they become cheaper.

The latter being the main reason I cant get one

bmw e36 325i - £1600
95 Audi A4 1.8 - £1500
95 S4 - £6-7000

Also you have to remember that I'm in the uk and the rwyb scene over here is fairly small, and mostly populated by old yank tanks. I've not seen a single awd car on track so far. There's a twin vr6 engined 4wd mk2 golf around but he doesnt really use it, its more of a showpiece. (0-60 = 3.4 seconds)

I'm one of a few who have been doing it in more modern cars. So far I've killed an old ford granada with a small block and gone through two bmw's (e30's, easy and cheap to replace/fix)

Theres a few fwd ricers appearing these days but they run in their own league. Thank god.
 

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"fat cat cruisers driven by arrogant pricks"

I am neigher Fat nor Cat nor Prick.... for Arrogant I might agree ;-) but than again I dont mince my words besides you said it "I have a stupid question.." I recon that must make you ........you guest it <stupid> but lets not call ourselfs names stick to what you know was my short reply. Buy a BM or Ford and carry on asking silly questions was what I meant.


PS/ one think you were right about was the cruising looking cool that is me yes way better than a grease monkey stuck under the hood of a Escort....HAHA
 

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And in conclusion, all those who use sarcasm, can be classified as not being arrogant, but rather an ASS. Nevertheless, there are no stupid questions. People join this forum for advice and suggestions, not what has happened in this disscussion. So if you can't answer a question or give advise, go on cruising, that's what you do best.
 
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