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Old 03-30-2003, 12:11 PM   #1
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Question If my RS was towed with 2 wheels on the ground, could I drive it at all?

What exactly happens when an awd car, specifically an 01 RS, is towed with 2 wheels on the ground? I know it's bad and the scam artists told me they used a flatbed and my car drives normal so I'm assuming he's telling the truth.
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Old 03-30-2003, 12:22 PM   #2
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No. If it was towed by 2 wheels then your diffs. are fried. I haven't personally driven a car after this kind of abuse but I do know that it destroys the differentials.
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Old 03-30-2003, 01:19 PM   #3
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unless it was towed a very short distance with the wheels like that- then the diffs are fried, however I too don't know what it'd drive like, if you're that worried, take it to the dealership, explain your worries and have them check it out

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Old 03-30-2003, 04:13 PM   #4
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The center diff, I believe, would lock up when you're turning corners, causing binding feelings between the front and rear wheels.
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Old 03-30-2003, 04:20 PM   #5
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the back wheels wouldn't turn because the front ones can't either. Unless they stuck those rollers underneath the wheels that way your tires aren't rolling.
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Old 03-30-2003, 09:12 PM   #6
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Word, it seems fine. I was just checking. The dude only bent me over for $65 then for parking in an empty lot at 3:30am, no damage. I guess I should be thankful. We need a pissing icon:
"Pissing on tow-truck companies who have lots designed only to make money."
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Old 03-31-2003, 02:48 PM   #7
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I had my car towed away by the front wheels and sue'd the piss out of the tow company. they were at fault and paid for the replacing of my rear diff and labor.

I knew immediately that something was wrong. at each tire revolution, there was a large THUNK noise.

f*** the tow companies
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