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Old 01-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #17
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Join Date: Sep 2012
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Location: Southern California
2012 Sport Premium


Originally Posted by turbolvrwrx View Post
You didn't mention if you are using the factory tires or snow tires. If you are using the factory summer performance tires I wouldn't expect the car to feel very stable at high speed on snow/ice...
I took my car to Tahoe a couple weeks ago when they got ~6 feet of snow in 3 days. My car has the stock all seasons (Yokohama Avid S34D). Going up the 395, the road was completely iced over for a mile or two at a time in some places. I'd say I averaged 40-50mph on those stretches and to be honest the car felt perfectly fine. While I was in the city, the neighborhood streets were covered in snow and the tires still handled fine, no loss of traction. I honestly think the biggest factor in driving on snow/ice is the way you drive. That's not to say I don't think tires make a difference.
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