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Old 02-16-2007, 01:53 PM   #151
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I hook the rumble strips. vibrates snow off.
+1 for this method
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:58 PM   #152
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that **** is really frozen in my wheel wells
I gotta heat them up because I'm still scrubbing
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:03 PM   #153
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Don't worry vlad, I almost went to the dealership... I was too embarrassed to. Good thing I didn't.

My sister had the same problem and apparently the place she took her car said they had lots of people going in for snow in the wheels too... and none of them knew it was that easy of a fix.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:49 PM   #154
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Thanks Sarah! See how is Southerner supposed to know about this sh@#! if half of New Englanders don't have a clue.
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:22 PM   #155
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I tried to get a copy of the invoice from him, but I was laughing too hard and he refused I am sure it was far more technical, like "TSB 110003: Wintry Mix Solution added to customer's vehicle"

Apparently the dealership has had 25 people call in with the same problem...

sounds like he might have snow in his wheels
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:34 PM   #156
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Thanks Sarah! See how is Southerner supposed to know about this sh@#! if half of New Englanders don't have a clue.
If it makes you feal any better, most cars come with steel wheels. These wheels have no flat surfaces for snow to get stuck on. This is a relatively new issue now that more and more cars come with al wheels. My old man didn't understand it till I explained it to him. It will become more and more comon knowledge as time goes on.

In motherland snow does not get stuck in wheel, wheel get stuck in snow.
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:39 PM   #157
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You are correct. I don't feel bad at all. But you know nasioc -- only 50% can comprehend/communicate in proper English. I tried to explain that only rich people drove on alloy wheels in motherland and I always had steelies, that's why with 10 times as much snow there, I never had any such issues before.
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:35 PM   #158
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pretty sure you folks have sno stuck in ur whe3ls

will make car vibrate like heck.

take to nearest dlr immediately, they know what to do

dlrs genrally charges less than $100 to eliminate vibration competely before warranty goes void, etc

if your vehicle is 100k+ miles cost may be a bit more
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:04 PM   #159
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I found some snow in my tires last night too!




Had to take them off to fix this:


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Old 02-16-2007, 11:21 PM   #160
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Steel wheels can pick up snow just like mags so, BS...
I see it every year hundreds(literally)of times. Now mags going sideways(drifting, donuts etc.) tend to pick up far more snow, and aluminum doesn't have have the benefit of good heat retention from the brakes to sloth off the slush. Pics above of steely w/ much snow attached.


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If it makes you feal any better, most cars come with steel wheels. These wheels have no flat surfaces for snow to get stuck on. This is a relatively new issue now that more and more cars come with al wheels. My old man didn't understand it till I explained it to him. It will become more and more comon knowledge as time goes on.

In motherland snow does not get stuck in wheel, wheel get stuck in snow.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:52 PM   #161
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I probley had an extra 200lbs of snow/ice packed in my wheel wells. Every little bump and even acceleration or turning would emit a very loud "CLUNK!" and nasty scraping sounds from my tires smacking into the ice blocks in my wheel wells.

The stuff was nasty. My whole wheel well/strut/springs were a soild block of ice under there. I put 5 bux in at the manual wash and power sprayed the crap out.

My car seemed to vibrate very badly on the higway after cleaning it out.

I'm pretty sure there isn't any snow still stuck under or behind the wheels. Could the ice chunks under there have done anything bad to my car?
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:49 AM   #162
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It takes very little stuck on ice to unbalance a wheel, and yes tom all that snow under your car probably ruined it, and you need to trade your car in for a Ford focus

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I probley had an extra 200lbs of snow/ice packed in my wheel wells. Every little bump and even acceleration or turning would emit a very loud "CLUNK!" and nasty scraping sounds from my tires smacking into the ice blocks in my wheel wells.

The stuff was nasty. My whole wheel well/strut/springs were a soild block of ice under there. I put 5 bux in at the manual wash and power sprayed the crap out.

My car seemed to vibrate very badly on the higway after cleaning it out.

I'm pretty sure there isn't any snow still stuck under or behind the wheels. Could the ice chunks under there have done anything bad to my car?
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:20 AM   #163
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It takes very little stuck on ice to unbalance a wheel, and yes tom all that snow under your car probably ruined it, and you need to trade your car in for a Ford focus
Haha. Very funny Jay. I'm all set with a Ford Fukkuss. I had to drive one around for a year.

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Old 02-18-2007, 08:37 AM   #164
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Frist time that happened to me was 2 years ago when i went off the road in a snow storm in my Accent. it's was concerning at first, but I told my friends about it and they were like, It's snow.

The first time I did donuts in my Subi, it happened again and due to past expierance I figured it out. It kinda sucks, but hey what are you gonna do?
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:40 AM   #165
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ok - wins most annoying post of the year award.

did the enter key stick?
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:43 PM   #166
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Vlad, look out for snow in your wheels this winter!

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Old 12-08-2007, 12:02 AM   #167
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Rajan!!! is awesome indeed. Thanks for bringing good memories back, seems like forever ago.

I didn't have no vibration this winter yet. No much snow yet, hopefully soon.
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:34 AM   #168
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Vlad, clearly you weren't having much fun on monday :P

I had mad vibration all through out the week, Lucky the snow fell off, cause it's been too cold to go ot the car wash.

I also managed to pack so much snow in the wheel well, that I could only turn the wheel right about 1 turn. Had to take the ice scraper to it.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:30 AM   #169
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last spring i had the insides of my steelies get so caked with mud that i was getting this same imbalanced effect..
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:21 AM   #170
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Check your blinker fluid, it's probably low
I spent like 10 seconds thinking, "something is wrong with this statement"
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:06 PM   #171
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i experienced the crazy vibration last Monday!
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:18 PM   #172
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when i had my 04 wrx i had terrible vibration past 50mph right after a winter storm. i know that snow can cause this, so i knocked off most of the snow, but when i looked at the rims a wheel weight was missing.
make sure you still have all yours on your car heh, they tend to help
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:35 AM   #173
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hey, I figured it out!

В ваших колесах есть снег !


идиka ты в баньу!!
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:44 AM   #174
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О ещё один наш
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:34 PM   #175
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Post reported, Commie.

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