Thread: New WRX owner!
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:35 PM   #14
vlad11591
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Originally Posted by Abismo View Post
a little exaggerated but if there is even any snow on the ground you will skid like crazy, they have very very little traction in temps approaching or below freezing. I know as I got my car in january and it snowed the next day, not much maybe less than half an inch so patchy on the roads at best. Almost rear ended a guy because they just could not stop at all. I literally didnt have enough time to get new tires yet heh so it wasnt ignorance on my part.

maybe i should specify cold + wet. then you absolutely have very little traction with them.
agreed,
I drove in 5 inches of snow over the weekend in jersey, thought because I had AWD I would be good. Had no idea that they sold with summer tires, (purchased 18 wrx in November) and I was sliding all over the place. I slid out taking a turn < 20mph. It was fun but definitely dangerous.

Definitely get winter tires.
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