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Old 12-26-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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Location: Pennsylvania
2013 Mustang GT

Default Driving in the Snow, Tips?

This is my first heavy snowfall that I have been in with my Subaru. We got about 6-8" locally.

I learned a few things today about my car in the snow:

-The ass end can easily kick out when turning.
-Need to pump brakes every now and then because they lose there bite (not sure why).
-All snow is not equal and thus your car handles differently depending on the snow.
-Downshift to slow down and then apply brakes.
-It seems I spun out more when around my peak torque. I up-shifted to get more "linear" power and not spin.
-TCS on this car seems pretty good.

Also, I watched someone behind me almost plow into a guide rail on a turn. They then proceeded to tailgate me .

Edit: I'm running General Altimax Arctic tires.

What did you guys learn about driving in the snow? Share any tips for a newb?
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Last edited by dave07; 12-26-2012 at 08:42 PM.
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