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Old 12-22-2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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How bad is bad in snow?

So I am at the point that I cannot even let off the brake without spinning tires... i am still running the p-zeros, and am getting the winters on soon, but i couldnt even get up to 30k/h on the highway wothout sliding al over
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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Man I had the lightest little bit of snowy mist on the road earlier. I couldn't go anywhere thank god for global warming.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:55 AM   #3
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Summer tires + snow = you're staying home.

Also, if the ice/snow is bad enough, even good tires on a 4x4 will do that. I buried an Explorer (a real one, not the new fake ones) so deep once, that I had all 4 tires turning without my foot on the gas.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:56 AM   #4
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Even as someone who lived in upstate NY for 26 years, that sounds pretty bad to me.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:05 AM   #5
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So I am at the point that I cannot even let off the brake without spinning tires... i am still running the p-zeros, and am getting the winters on soon, but i couldnt even get up to 30k/h on the highway wothout sliding al over
Gotta ditch those summer tires for some Blizzaks soon especially if you plan on driving up there. I went with 18" stock rims and all season tires myself, but here in NY the winters are not that harsh.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:07 AM   #6
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Man I had the lightest little bit of snowy mist on the road earlier. I couldn't go anywhere thank god for global warming.
Global Warming should be called Global Climate Change. Temperatures are wildly fluctuating with irregular weather patterns as man warms the Earth. For a while some regions will get more snow.

Need to get rid of my P-Zeros soon.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:44 AM   #7
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Bad enough that I moved to SC a couple years ago. Now I can drive mine year round.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:54 AM   #8
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Got to test my blizzaks yesterday. Not a lot of snow, but slick. It stuck to the road better than my ram did. It was great.

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:53 AM   #9
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Yeah, these cars are definately not half bad in snow with even the all seasons as long as you drive with some intelligence. I drove mine in a pretty deep snow that came in earlier than expected & caught me at work the year after I got it. I never slipped a bit. The stock all seasons did a great job along with using tap shift to help slow down & take off safely. Now with the performance tires I will not be putting Ruby at risk at all. Drive safely & enjoy.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #10
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WINTER TIRES

When will people finally get it ???
Snow or good All Season tires are required for cold temps, not just snow!
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #11
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Man I had the lightest little bit of snowy mist on the road earlier. I couldn't go anywhere thank god for global warming.
happen to me yesterday. I ended up going 15mph and people were passing me looking at me funny
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:12 AM   #12
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Yep, you just need some snow tires! It's super dangerous driving in the winter without the... Below 5 degree Celsius you tires turn to hockey pucks. You think you sliding around trying to get going think of how hard it would be to stop? I have no issues in the snow I run Blizzaks
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:41 AM   #13
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A ways back I put snow tires on my 76 corvette to try to drive it a bit in the winter. My first trip out I could not touch the gas without first spinning and breaking traction so that was its first and last trip in the winter

All season tires that have the M&S rating should be okay as long as they are quite new (low mileage) except in very very cold weather. SNow/ice tires have a compound that does not harden(as much) in colder temperatures and thus maintain the grip better. The all season tires in weather below -10C,or there abouts, get hard and lose their grip. The trick is to go easy on the gas and drive slower. In deep snow or on black ice you have to always be careful even with Blizzack tires. If you are slipping a lot and have trouble taking off try putting the car into 2nd gear to take off on.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:26 AM   #14
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:32 AM   #15
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The stock Pirellis suck in the snow, just look at the thread pattern.
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