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Old 12-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Stuck in snow

Today was the first day I was ever stuck in snow. I mean really stuck. There was ( and still is) 55cm (about 20 inches) of pack snow on the road in front of my house. Even the snow plow got trouble.

My wrx was lifted on the snow. I took my 1 hour to drive 200 meters (600 feets). Even awd wasn't able to help me. I shovel the snow, drive a bit forward and backward, then shovel again. I was a nightmare. At least some neighbor help me to push. I was saved by a snow plow kind enough to open the road for me.

The real problem was that all my windows was foggy, has to open all 4 windows to see, and when I finally got in my garage there was 4 inch of snow on my back seat!!

Now the car is drying in my heated garage with a lot of fan and dehumifier.

I just hope I didn't burn the tire or the tranny!!

Seriously, in 18 years of driving all type of car, this was my first time I got stuck this bad.

The funny thing is all the SUV on my street was stuck!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:42 PM   #2
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Btw I'm on the south shore of Montreal in quebec.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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I'll assume you have snow tires, right? I don't think you'd need a lifted car for 1.5ft~ of snow.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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yea I hear you guys are getting hit pretty hard right now. We are just getting the cold temps in W.Canada (-21C right now). Not a lot you can do when the snow gets that deep other than breaking out the snow shoes or x-countries
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:55 PM   #5
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I always take a video when I'm stuck in the snow. Man, I miss this car.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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Of course I got snow tire, it's mandatory in quebec. They was very hot when I got in my garage thought. They are at there third winter. I think it's the last.

Sorry, I did'nt though about a video!! Was way to pissed to think about that!!

Yes, we are hit very hard, and it's not to cold, only -10C. When I check the weather, north shore of Montreal is hit way harder!!

The real good new is for all the ski resort! Only problem is getting there.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:03 PM   #7
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Syrius78,

When we've been hit that hard, there's only one solution.......


Snowmobile
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:05 PM   #8
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I always take a video when I'm stuck in the snow. Man, I miss this car.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSTm7tg6h4s
Nice vid!

I was stuck in little more snow than that, and all my street was like that.

The worst difference is my car wasn't parked. So, there was a lot of snow underneath the car, suspension even in the exhaust. I just hope I didn't break anything!

Btw I didn't know r32 was awd!
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #9
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Syrius78,

When we've been hit that hard, there's only one solution.......

Snowmobile
Nice one!! I sure it's a perfect day for that. Snow storm isn't over yet!
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:08 PM   #10
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yes, the R32 is AWD, and so is the new(er) Golf R.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:10 PM   #11
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Dont do this:
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:12 PM   #12
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I'll assume you have snow tires, right? I don't think you'd need a lifted car for 1.5ft~ of snow.
I'm assuming sarcasm?
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #13
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Dont do this:
Ouch, bad crash!
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:31 PM   #14
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ran into from behind and put me into the traffic light pole. Auto Body shop is thinking its totaled, but I haven't heard back from the insurance company yet.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:31 PM   #15
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:]

I plowed the whole neighborhood with my Legacy this morning, at around 10am. After noon, there was just too much of it.

Just shoveled for 2 hours and need to go back for the WRX, which looks like its under a couple feet.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #16
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I'm assuming sarcasm?
Just attach a plow to your front end, should be good to go
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #17
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I plowed the whole neighborhood with my Legacy this morning, at around 10am. After noon, there was just too much of it.

Just shoveled for 2 hours and need to go back for the WRX, which looks like its under a couple feet.
Ouch!!! How is the street in montreal? Should be very bad since all the street are very narrow.

The storm is nearly over here. I have 4 feets of snow in front if my house thanks to the municipal snow plow.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:36 PM   #18
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Just attach a plow to your front end, should be good to go
Yeah, still need grip to go toward!
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #19
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I always take a video when I'm stuck in the snow. Man, I miss this car.
r32 in snow - YouTube
That video reminds me of my video from 2006. Same idea except I was never actually stuck. You can hear when I drive into the deeper snow. You can also hear my wife and her silly laugh.

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #20
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That's the thing that always hurt the WRX. I remember my 2004 used to have trouble in real deep snow. Once it starts piling up on the grill, forget about it. That's why I drive a Tacoma now. But yes, I miss my WRX.




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Old 12-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #21
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This thread makes me laugh.


The people who don't know how bad snow is.... lol... just lol.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #22
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That's why I drive a Tacoma now
I was out driving my Tacoma today in all the snow we just got. It does quite well, and definitely no clearance issues.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #23
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I have a Hummer for when the snow gets too deep. Except today when my wife accidentally took the keys for it to work with her. The Subi did fine though even with the Summer performance tires.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #24
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I cannot wait until the day I pop the snow cherry on my new WRX. Unfortunately I live in the south so I cant hold my breath.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:56 PM   #25
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This thread makes me laugh.

The people who don't know how bad snow is.... lol... just lol.
So true!!

Storm is over And Montréal got a new all time record for one day. 45cm. About 18 inches. Add to that another 18 inches we receive last week.

In my city 50cm of packed powder!

I know why I was stuck!

Best year ever for skiing
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