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Don't get one stuck!!!!

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Old 12-09-2009, 10:29 PM
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My 2001 is admittedly due for new tires, and we just got a 12+ inch blizzard through here. While trying to get it out of my driveway so I could plow I got it pretty well stuck in the snow, and was amazed to find that there was really NOTHING in front or back that I could attach a tow rope to. Is there something I was missing?
 
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:17 PM
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There should be a little square in the front bumper you pop out, then there is a hook that screws into the crash beam thats in your emergency tool kit in the trunk. The back should also have a hook mounted to the frame somehwere under the car.
 
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:07 AM
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Thanks for the tip, I did pop a small plastic square out of the rear bumper but found nothing, also nothing but smooth plastic under the back as far as I could reach. Of course things are easier when it's not 9pm and your Audi is not surrounded by 2 feet of snow.
 
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:51 AM
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It is funny last week, for the first time in three years, I got my 04 stuck. I just wrapped a toe strap around the axel and gently pulled it out with my SUV. The chasis was hung-up and the wheels were just spinning. What I should have done is to raise the car with the MMI and I think I would have been good to go.
 
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Laconia A8L View Post
It is funny last week, for the first time in three years, I got my 04 stuck. I just wrapped a toe strap around the axel and gently pulled it out with my SUV. The chasis was hung-up and the wheels were just spinning. What I should have done is to raise the car with the MMI and I think I would have been good to go.
I hope you are joking...
 
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by vwbuge View Post
I hope you are joking...
I don't quite understand? What would he be joking about?
 
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:10 AM
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I am not joking. I was stranded and did not have many options. I will find out before it happens again where I should attach the tow strap, or better yet, not get stuck.
 
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:14 AM
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When I got mine stuck I considered the back axle, but only as an absolute last resort. Fortunately I was able to rock it out eventually.
 
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:24 AM
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personally, I would never, ever consider putting a tow strap around an axle.
 
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