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Old 03-20-2001, 08:47 PM   #1
wrxcanada
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Edmonton (Fort Saskatchewan)
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Post Outstanding Traction with WRX

Lots has been written about the RE92's and how bad they are but I got to tell you, if better tires improves the traction then I can almost not imagine it. It snowed in etown today. Just a little while ago I was following a Jeep into a 90 curve. The snow was packed and polished. THe Jeep went straight through the curve (with his break lights on) and I just rounded the curve like it was dry pavement. It felt weird to me as I have never driven an all-wheel drive before and fully expected to slide. I think I am going to enjoy driving this vehicle in the winter and I never though I would be happy to see it snow now but it gave me a great opportunity to experience the WRX in different conditions.

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Old 03-20-2001, 08:57 PM   #2
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Just don't have a false sense of invincibility!

Have fun!
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Old 03-20-2001, 10:46 PM   #3
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Chapter/Region: W. Canada
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Ahhhhh...Another happy convert!!

SUBIE's RULE.

BUT, as Keiho said, don't get stupid about it. The RE92's really are sucky tires and they lose their grip VERY suddenly in snowy weather. I know from experience!!

Congrats again on the car!!!
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