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Old 12-08-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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PWN3D how did all the non-subie guys fare this weekend?

I had issues on Friday getting out of Boston. Seth and I made an *attempt* to go to one of his friends' places that's near Harvard Sq. Everything was fine till we hit a steep downhill. I had it in 1st and was barely touching the brakes... just enough to keep from accellerating. if the car had pitched, I would not have been able to recover. so I decided to cut our losses and abort the journey. we headed back to the pike. as soon as we got out of salty-slushy-snow-land and into dry-crunchy-snow-land I was fine. I was going faster than most SUVs on the highway, and still thought I was "taking it easy."

My snow tires won;t be in till today or tomorrow. I was expecting them on saturday. but whatever. I made it out of boston and to work today on *well used* no-season generic recycled eraser tires. I hid at home most of the weekend playing C&C: Generals. I took one excursion in Prity's Impreza. It certainly put a smile on my face .

so how did the rest of you without subies get by?

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Old 12-08-2003, 10:43 AM   #2
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I like snow tires. Almost lost it on 190 though because they where not plowing but rather just salting. Yay for 2" of slush on the corner when it's been nice dry snow the rest of the way.
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:45 AM   #3
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I know Patty's SE-R was fun in the snow- we've got Sumitomo HTR+ for tires, so their not snows, but their definately better than the stock rubber that was on there.

it was impossible to get back into my driveway with the hill ( I was backing in)

but other than that, on the roads it was fine for the most part- probably the same experience you had with the CRX

I didn't even attempt to get the Supra out

speed safely

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Old 12-08-2003, 10:48 AM   #4
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yeah, my driveway was cake, but dry snow on dry dirt is surprisingly grippy. I bet I'll have a much harder time tonight when the slush freezes. but yeah, putting around town was no big deal. I know that with snow tires, some experience, and some e-brake confidence, that I can have a ton of fun in this thing.

Seth - the snows treated you well ?

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Old 12-08-2003, 10:50 AM   #5
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I did ok. Went out and did donuts Friday night. All day saturday, the car was buried. Got the 7 out of a tight spot yesterday while parked with little effort. And this morning, got to work ok. Almost got stuck once, and fishtailed a couple times while downtown in Boston, but not too bad.
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:53 AM   #6
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Tacoma 4x4 took it like a champ, particularly after putting brand new Yokohama Geolander AT all terrain tires on it on Thurs.
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:56 AM   #7
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Seth - the snows treated you well ?

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Oh yeah! I just need to get the other 2 now
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:57 AM   #8
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your rear summer tires are your "oversteer tires" now huh ?

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Old 12-08-2003, 10:58 AM   #9
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Tacoma 4x4 took it like a champ, particularly after putting brand new Yokohama Geolander AT all terrain tires on it on Thurs.

My ToYoda did good too....needs more weight in the bed though. We got about 12" or so over the weekend.
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:58 AM   #10
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I had so much fun in the snow. I was running summer tires, and I had to drive all over Massachusettes. I drove about 200 miles, I think, and then my friends showed up that night and wanted to go driving. Lol.. I could close my eyes and my body would feel like it was sliding from side to side. It was like that feeling when you get off a boat, and you're still moving up and down, except it was side to side.
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Old 12-08-2003, 11:03 AM   #11
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I did well in my Maxima once I got it to start, but that wasn't weather related, and I live in Southern California. I think it might have gotten down to 45 at some point this weekend.

BRRRrrrrrr......




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Old 12-08-2003, 11:17 AM   #12
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My ToYoda did good too....needs more weight in the bed though. We got about 12" or so over the weekend.
Got 26 inches at my house. 200 pounds of bagged stone dust in the bed makes all the difference in the world.
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Old 12-08-2003, 11:18 AM   #13
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Hmm - was mid to upper 70s all weekend. Had the top down most of the time. Car did fine.

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Old 12-08-2003, 11:58 AM   #14
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or kitty litter...less expensive, I've heard
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Old 12-08-2003, 11:59 AM   #15
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I hit the 4x4 button 2x this weekend. Once in the hood and once to get off of a city street where I was parked all day yesterday. Rear wheel drive did OK.
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or kitty litter...less expensive, I've heard
Or human bodies. Just don't get pulled over.
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Old 12-08-2003, 12:11 PM   #17
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sn...o...w...?

is that that mythical frozen water/substrate mixture responsible for mysteriously causing cars to lose control, that causes modern drivers fear much like the giant squid did to the sailors of yore?

(it was 59 and breezy yesterday...w00t)
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Old 12-08-2003, 12:15 PM   #18
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I had so much fun in the snow. I was running summer tires, and I had to drive all over Massachusettes. I drove about 200 miles, I think, and then my friends showed up that night and wanted to go driving. Lol.. I could close my eyes and my body would feel like it was sliding from side to side. It was like that feeling when you get off a boat, and you're still moving up and down, except it was side to side.


Haha...I soo felt the same way Saturday night when I got home from driving to my friends and then out a little in my 1990 Civic Si. I had some old Mastercraft all-seasons that did surprisingly well. I know from that night that my car can get through most snow and handle fine, unless it's a snow covered hilly road.
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Old 12-08-2003, 12:27 PM   #19
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I didn't drive this weekend at all.. and I was greeted by my car being dead this morning..
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I didn't drive this weekend at all.. and I was greeted by my car being dead this morning..
yes, but you are a fish.
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Old 12-08-2003, 12:31 PM   #21
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Just don't clean out the bed. That's a couple of hundred pounds of snow right there

Seriously, tho - keep some sand in the back in weathertight bags/containers. That way, you get the extra weight, and if you need it, you can throw some sand down and get some extra traction as well.

<---- doesn't recommend keeping salt in the bed. Just sand.

Well I just bought the truck and it came with a tonau(sp?) cover on the bed, so I had to clear that snow off to keep from stretching the ish out of it. I've got some old buckets of paint and a bunch of bundles of shingles I'm going to toss in there...It'll be better next time.
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Old 12-08-2003, 12:34 PM   #22
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The wife's GrandPrix took it like a champ! I didn't even bother touching the S-Dime.. 2WD Compact Pickup with an open diff.. heh heh I have problems with that thing when it's wet.
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