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Old 01-02-2001, 05:03 AM   #1
dirk.gecko
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Post friggen wobblies...

So I got in the car to drive to work this morning, and only when I got up to highway speed (60+) did I notice the amount of crap that must have been stuck in my mags. I exited off the highway to try and poke out as much ice and snow from the wheels as I could, but I still made the rest of my trip very unbalanced. First time I didn't mind slowing down for traffic. : )

My point being, are there any quick and easy tricks for removing snow and ice from mag wheels? Aside from a bucket of hot water (which won't work of course if you don't hop right in and drive off)?

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Old 01-02-2001, 06:07 AM   #2
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I had that problem, so i just rode the brakes a bit (i know it's not good for them), but it creates more heat in the wheel well, melting the snow. It took a little while, but it worked.
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Old 01-02-2001, 06:39 AM   #3
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Tried that some. But it seemed like a dangerous idea on I-93 at 7:30 am...And with the weather as nice and cold this morning as it was, the discs probably had enough cooling to make it futile.

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Old 01-02-2001, 07:22 AM   #4
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I also noticed that if you have a front skid plate, snow sometimes gets up underneath it and underneath the front bumper. I pulled a chunk of ice and snow out from under my bumper that must have weighed 30 lbs. this may also contribute to the uneasy ride. Do yourself a favor and park so that the sun can heat up the parts of your car that have snow in it.

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Old 01-02-2001, 07:36 AM   #5
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Does the highway near where you live have the grooved rumble strips if you go over the line to the breakdown lane in the left and to the right?

At highway speed, drift a little to the right over the rumble strip to clear the right side, and move over to the left lane if possible to clear the left.

The vibration at that speed does wonders.

Cleared mine right out. It was all up in the spring perches and wheel well. Hit them and all was better.

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Old 01-02-2001, 08:13 AM   #6
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oddly enough, none of those up this neck of the woods. it's a 195 thing
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Old 01-02-2001, 08:16 AM   #7
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So that's not the back massager option? I wonder why I couldn't turn it off. I also got the slush in the fenders to freeze, and cause trouble this morning. - Kris
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Old 01-02-2001, 01:04 PM   #8
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Back Massage Option

Ha ha... Your cracking me up today!
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