traction: Audi vs Subaru - Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums

SubaruOutback.org is the premier Subaru Outback Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 12-12-2012, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Iowa
Car: 85BRAT82BRAT92SVX92SS06outback
Posts: 954
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default traction: Audi vs Subaru

willing to entertain comments on this.
__________________
85BRAT 04 Outback, 91 Honda's
bheinen74 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-12-2012, 01:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
AWDFTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Trying to escape Chicago.
Car: 2003 2.5 4EAT with AWP.
Posts: 7,596
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

All I can tell from the video is the audi had better tires than the subaru.
__________________
2003 Outback: "Kaylee". 142,000 and counting.
Basics: Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W30+MOS2, PureOne oil filter, Purolater air filter, Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc ATF, Mobil 1 75W90, Michelin Primacy MXV4.
Mods: Fumoto oil drain valve, 2004 Forester XT shifter, HIR1 Phillips 9011 high beam upgrade, Nokya Hyper Yellow 9006 fogs.

Also: More rust and parking lot scars than I care to think about.
AWDFTW is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-12-2012, 01:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Iowa
Car: 85BRAT82BRAT92SVX92SS06outback
Posts: 954
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

or this
or this

I would say, how much does audi cost vs subaru cost. Both are getting thru, but the Audi makes it look like childs toy vs the Japan Subaru I dunno stirring the pot is all i am doing.

__________________
85BRAT 04 Outback, 91 Honda's
bheinen74 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-12-2012, 01:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
AWDFTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Trying to escape Chicago.
Car: 2003 2.5 4EAT with AWP.
Posts: 7,596
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

There is no denying Audi makes a good AWD system, but I doubt many in the market for a Subaru will cross shop an Audi...different vehicle classes and price points.

As far as the videos go, they are hard to actually tell any concrete data from. Without equipping cars as closely as possible (similar trim levels and mechanics, same tires, etc) most car comparison videos are apples to pears at best.
__________________
2003 Outback: "Kaylee". 142,000 and counting.
Basics: Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W30+MOS2, PureOne oil filter, Purolater air filter, Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc ATF, Mobil 1 75W90, Michelin Primacy MXV4.
Mods: Fumoto oil drain valve, 2004 Forester XT shifter, HIR1 Phillips 9011 high beam upgrade, Nokya Hyper Yellow 9006 fogs.

Also: More rust and parking lot scars than I care to think about.
AWDFTW is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-12-2012, 02:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Iowa
Car: 85BRAT82BRAT92SVX92SS06outback
Posts: 954
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

i think it may come to chains vs all seasons lol.
__________________
85BRAT 04 Outback, 91 Honda's
bheinen74 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-12-2012, 03:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
rasterman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PA
Car: 2006 Outback XT Limited
Posts: 7,093
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Looks like they all had fun playing in the snow!

As AWDFTW says above, it's worthless as an objective test, but fun all the same.

Somewhere in my archives I have a video of a kid on a skateboard winning a traction contest against a volkswagen.
rasterman is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-12-2012, 08:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
jogosub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Rolling Hills/PV-CA displaced in NW Florida.
Car: 2005 Baja - Ditched 13 OB
Posts: 4,039
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Post close-up pics of tires of each car in that video. Some of these "stunt or commercials" videos are comparing apples with oranges! Wasn't there one automaker that made some claims on their commercials only to find out that it was under "controlled" situation and the claim was invalid? They had to pull that add off the air! Back in Sweden, on Saab test track way up North, as well as frozen lakes up there, we could beat all claims of AWD superiority with simple front wheel drive with snow tires with studs!
jogosub is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wisconsin North Woods
Car: 2013 Outback 2.5i Premium
Posts: 232
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

I have an AWD Audi and the Subaru Outback. Trying to compare them is really like comparing apples to oranges. The comparable Audi (concerning interior room) would be an A6, and this baby costs double or more than the Outback, Both of my AWD vehicles get their job well done and perform very well in their class.
__________________
Hudsoner
2013 2.5i Premium
Manual Transmission
Cypress Green/Ivory
Blue Ox Base Plate
Second Subie I own
Hudsoner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-12-2012, 09:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
jogosub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Rolling Hills/PV-CA displaced in NW Florida.
Car: 2005 Baja - Ditched 13 OB
Posts: 4,039
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

As far as traction, I think a SAAB with skinny winter tires with studs and manual transmission could match any AWD out there!
jogosub is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Spokane WA USA
Car: 2007 Outback XT Ltd
Posts: 844
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Any comparison test done outdoors is bogus. You need a controlled environment like a hockey rink that is temperature controlled and dead flat. And all the components must be identical in all respects, like tire tread condition.

Dunlop vs Nokian, outdoors. Unknown tire conditions. Unknown surface conditions. Pure unadulterated BS.

TireRack tests indoors, and I tend to believe their traction results.

John Davies
Spokane WA USA
__________________
http://www.spokanister.net
John E Davies is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:15 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Copyright 2009-2010 SubaruOutback.org. All Rights Reserved.