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Old 12-20-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Q5/SQ5 Snow photos and discussion 2013-2014

I searched but didn't see anything in the last few years with snow photos. So post up here and discuss how you're getting about in the snow this year.

I'm new to Audi with my SQ5 but have had cars with 4Motion Haldex, Subaru 50:50 AWD, and BMW xDrive. I always put snow tires on in the winter and have used Yokohama W.Drive (garbage), Pirelli Sottozero II, Michelin X-Ice3, and Michelin PA4 (best performance snow tire ever). Now I have my SQ5 and due to size requirements and limited tire stock, I went with Pirelli Scorpion Winter 255/45/19 though my first choice was Dunlop WS 3D.

Today was my first day up skiing for the season and the roads were snow covered from 150 ft elevation to 4100 ft. Given my experience with other AWD systems, I was very impressed with the Torsen 40/60 Quattro. I absolutely love how this fat monster rotates with a little gas. I could definitely feel the 4400lb weight more in the snow than in the dry though. Overall I had zero issues, passed most people, and it was a great drive in the snow!

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Old 12-20-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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Sweet photo! Love the icicles!
Don't get snow where I am, wish we did as it sounds like fun!
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[QUOTE=Transfer;24521312]I searched but didn't see anything in the last few years with snow photos. So post up here and discuss how you're getting about in the snow this year.]

As the not-so-younguns would say, "Gnarly!" My mom lives not far away from you near Olympia (Lacey) and my brother is in Dallas, Oregon. They've both reported lots of snow and ice. I'm in San Mateo just south of San Francisco and we have to go to the Sierra to get such conditions. Over the holiday breaks, perhaps.
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I missed our big snow event due to the 21 inch summer tires. I just got my Hartmann HRS4-252-GS Replica Wheels installed on 255/45/20 Blizzak DM-V1 tires. Will be going back to Colorado in January so I am sure I will get to try them out
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:50 AM   #5
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No snow (yet) in Tucson but this is a great pic. Steve
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Meed to find some winter gator and take a picture with that one
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Already had a few snow storms here in PA and I'm pretty impressed even with the 20" summer tires still mounted. Unfortunately, the 19" Hartmann Peeler reps are still out of stock but once they're back, I'll have a dedicated winter setup. Maybe Santa will bring me a surprise this week?!!
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I forgot I had this pic. Lol. Summer tires were on so I did not drive it.
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My Q5 and snowstorms

The morning after a snowstorm

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After 2 hours

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Old 12-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #10
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Audi fitted with QUATTRO = winter at its best

Enjoy !!

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