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Old 12-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Windows down, Heat Blasting, 40degrees or less outside...Who's with me!

I'm curious as to how many of us drive with the windows down, nearing the Winter time. I know when I cruise around in the Fall/Winter months if I'm by myself in the car I crank the heat full-blast and go windows all the way down(outside circulating air). If I have a coat and beanie/scarf I usually can pull off low 30's in the Chicago weather we have so often.

Anybody else a freak of nature....?
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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I wouldn't call it a freak of nature! but I'm right there with you!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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gotta do what you gotta do. besides, my exhaust sounds so much better with the windows down
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:54 PM   #4
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i do it too but it only gets to about 40s at its coldest in san diego...

you wanna know what it is dude? you have a motorcycle. I wish i never got rid of my R1

the gf hates it lol
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:09 PM   #5
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In the subie no, its stock and quiet. I do in my lightning, especially when datalogging
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:39 PM   #6
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Hahaha!! Man I can't even remember the last time I had my windows down??.. Sun roof is open all the time for me!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:49 AM   #7
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It's been 70*-80* here for a week. (I prefer cold in December)
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:04 AM   #8
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Always! I love this, but the girlfriend hates it haha
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:21 AM   #9
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to much rain for now but i would rock that if i could.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:54 AM   #10
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i do it too but it only gets to about 40s at its coldest in san diego...

you wanna know what it is dude? you have a motorcycle. I wish i never got rid of my R1

the gf hates it lol
this. I'm right there with ya in san diego. doesn't necessarily get as cold as in the windy city, but we do some chills here and there. but all is well with heat blasting and the throaty growl of the sounds coming out back
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:54 AM   #11
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Unless it raining, that's how I roll.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:26 AM   #12
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Best served on a 20* bluebird day after a day of serious boarding on the mountain.

I always have the windows down, unless it's raining (See; October to May) or I'm on the freeway.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:45 AM   #13
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Unless its raining then that's what I usually do. Love doing it in the snow, don't know why!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:58 AM   #14
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Not freakish at all. The exhaust is intoxicating and I do it all the time. I don't know about doing it with the windows all the way down, but they're at least cracked and the sunroof is almost always open. I like your style.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:15 AM   #15
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It's December and right now it's 68 degrees in western PA. I had all windows down and sunroof open. Never felt so good, but yea I usually like to freeze my passengers to the point to where they want to ride with somebody else!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #16
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I do the opposite of this in the summer and everyone thinks I'm weird. Windows down, AC on full blast.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:27 AM   #17
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Windows down, heat on, this is how we do it. Although sometimes the sound of my engine is drowned out by the sound of my wife's teeth chattering.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:27 AM   #18
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I can't be bothered to in the Subaru. The airflow it gets is just... wrong. When I daily drove the Miata, though, the top was down unless it was raining. While I do live in Texas, I had many drives in sub-freezing temperatures with the top down. And these days, I daily a motorcycle, and do so regardless of weather.

So, yeah, I'm out there in it, whatever the weather may be. If you enjoy that, I'd suggest looking for a convertible or a motorcycle to have as "another" vehicle - the experience is vastly improved with the greater openness these vehicles offer.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:04 AM   #19
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*Proudly raises frost bitten hand*
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:12 AM   #20
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i do it too but it only gets to about 40s at its coldest in san diego...

you wanna know what it is dude? you have a motorcycle. I wish i never got rid of my R1

the gf hates it lol
This. I rode my r6 year round. Just use more layers!
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #21
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It's the only way. Wife hates it. Dog loves it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #22
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #23
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I do, I just don't use the heat (Also just did a 5 hour highway ride on my motorcycle in high 30 temps the other day)
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:58 PM   #24
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I do this as well, mostly because of exhaust sound and fresh air.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #25
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I do this too. But mostly so I can holla at bitches.
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