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Old 10-02-2012, 10:22 AM   #51
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You guys that are so "I bought my Subaru to drive in the snow"...you need to move somewhere that actually gets a lot of snow.
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And when we do, it's such a chaotic mob around here you can't do anything anyways.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #52
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indeed taking off the evo12 and slapping some winter rubbers on asap
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:33 PM   #53
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You guys that are so "I bought my Subaru to drive in the snow"...you need to move somewhere that actually gets a lot of snow.
i mean i didn't buy my car for snow but its is nice to know when it does snow your not trapped in doors like some people.(unless there is 3 feet 3 times like 2009/10 then no one left their houses) Its perfect all season car

and i have winter wheel set up and some mudflaps for the winter!
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #54
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Just got my issue of Drive magazine and apparently October is winter car care month, or something close.

A couple things I have done in the past to prep for winter are:

Grease door hinges and straps
De-ice/grease door locks
Lower freezing point washer fluid
fully clean and wax paint
Make sure newish wiper blades are installed

As for folks who mothball their Subies for the winter, WTF did you buy a Subaru for in the first place?!

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #55
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Well...My Subaru is for this. And this doesn't happen in the winter. So it rests in the garage for the winter.



I have winter tires/wheels for the Audi anyway.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #56
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Last year, I got by just fine on the stock summer tires in the tiny bit of snow we got here. Had a couple hairy moments, but only because of my stupidity. Including a trip to Wisp for the Subaru Snow Day thing



For snowpocalypse, I had this...



Which now looks like this




So if the snow gets really bad, I'm covered. Probably gonna get some all seasons or maybe even snow tires this year. Is it really worth it to buy snow tires or will DWS's get me through a DC winter?
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:18 AM   #57
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Just moved to Winchester, VA. Having spent my entire in the south, I have no clue what snow is.

Last year's mild winter aside. Are winter tires the way to go? I have a set of Hankook iPike 409's ready to go when my Subaru gets here at the end of the month. My plan was to mount them mid November (or if it snows before then).

People at work tell me I am crazy and the tread pattern on the iPike looks pretty serious. Obviously the OE summer tires are not the way to go, but is my current plan overkill?
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:37 AM   #58
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1 year ago: whats snow? barely touched 32 degrees all winter.

this year: ??? anyone have a good farmers almanac or prediction?
Hope this winter is like last years winter!!! We only had one dusting up here in the Baltimore area and I'm HAPPY with that!!

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I don't understand how some people put their Subaru away because of snow. Screw that I can't wait for empty white parking lots.
I wish I could put my Subaru away for winter... I don't have a garage or another car tho

If I did I would put her away.

I didn't buy my Subie for winter.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:43 AM   #59
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Well...My Subaru is for this. And this doesn't happen in the winter. So it rests in the garage for the winter.

My Subaru is a multi-purpose vehicle. It does that all summer and plays in the snow all winter.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:43 AM   #60
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Just moved to Winchester, VA. Having spent my entire in the south, I have no clue what snow is.

Last year's mild winter aside. Are winter tires the way to go? I have a set of Hankook iPike 409's ready to go when my Subaru gets here at the end of the month. My plan was to mount them mid November (or if it snows before then).

People at work tell me I am crazy and the tread pattern on the iPike looks pretty serious. Obviously the OE summer tires are not the way to go, but is my current plan overkill?
Yes winters are the way to go. Are the 409's (Korean copy of the Hakka 5) over kill? Not really, unless you plan to run them with studs all winter long. With where Winchester sits, there's a fair likely hood of a few decent storms. If you are at all thinking of going into the WV/Western MD mountains, you'll be glad to have them.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:05 AM   #61
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Is it really worth it to buy snow tires or will DWS's get me through a DC winter?
Any takers? I've heard great things about the DWS in snow. I'm one of those people that just wants to be out screwing around in the snow and not sitting at home because it's flurrying. That's why I had the jeep and half the reason I bought a subaru.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:41 AM   #62
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protip: if you have tow straps and good enough snow tires, you can drive your car around and offer to pull people out of the ditch for $20
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:54 AM   #63
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Yes winters are the way to go. Are the 409's (Korean copy of the Hakka 5) over kill? Not really, unless you plan to run them with studs all winter long. With where Winchester sits, there's a fair likely hood of a few decent storms. If you are at all thinking of going into the WV/Western MD mountains, you'll be glad to have them.
I live just north of winchester and frankly i think dedicated snows are a waste of money considering what we get. Some good all seasons and smart driving and you will be just fine. Anything deep enough a subie cant handle and you prob shouldnt be out anyway....
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