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Old 02-11-2013, 10:31 AM
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just had to post that im having the most entertaining time driving around for work reasons and over the last couple days watching the chaos of people driving in the snow.

1. Subaru owners. Apparently there is some kind of chemical released in subarus that makes the owner think that their car is unstoppable in any condition, and makes them believe that good 4x4 traction at slow speeds automatically means fabulous traction at higher speeds and imperviousness to ice or slippery conditions.

So far ive seen a subaru blow by me on the highway in a 1/2 snow covered lane, then go off into median when the predictable happened (this same thing happened a few years ago to my enjoyment), and several stuck in deep snow with all 4 tires spinning.

2. Anyone who has an AWD sports car. Earlier this morning, lowered AWD BMW with what looked like nearly bald racing tires stuck across the road blocking all traffic and flooring the pedal. My friend has reported the same problem across town with a souped up lowered WRX.

so far doing pretty well in my old VW diesel with decent clearance, and 4 good snow tires. Only issue is a pronounced tendency to float on the rear. I partly altered this tendency by moving my studded pair of snows to the rear. It has a real nasty ability to suddenly slide back there. I need to fill the trunk with cinderblocks I guess.

What are the reports from elsewhere?

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:45 AM
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Clown Vick taxicab stuck on my street yesterday, spinning it's wheels and digging deeper. It's a hill, but not a steep one, and my 240d climbed it easily without chains or winter tires 15 minutes later.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:24 AM
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Clown Vick taxicab stuck on my street yesterday, spinning it's wheels and digging deeper. It's a hill, but not a steep one, and my 240d climbed it easily without chains or winter tires 15 minutes later.
240D has a distinct snow advantage in that it cannot produce enough horsepower for an impatient driver to get the wheels spinning...

I've been nicely insulated from DB drivers in this one, as I have not gone away from home since Friday (not counting skidsteer forays around the block...)

Now It's raining and supposed to be in the 40's all week.
Guess this snow will be gone almost as quick as it came.
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Rain. Old fart and ladyboy weather. Good thing it's suppose to be back as winter should be by next weekend.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:09 PM
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just had to post that im having the most entertaining time driving around for work reasons and over the last couple days watching the chaos of people driving in the snow.
Me, too. But I've been driving around just because our governor advised against it (only partially true ). Things in central CT have been relatively calm. Besides the occasional putz trying to get their compact car through the 8" deep heavy residue left at the end of each parking lot entrance, I haven't seen much stupidity. With a couple hundred pounds of icemelt in the back, I never put the Suburban in 4WD and it did just fine.

I did see a burned out F-250 plowtruck carcass just over the line in Hartford. Looked like the guy just got the apron cleared and was making his way into the parking lot when something let go. I figured I didn't have much to b!tch about after seeing that. His day was a LOT worse than mine.

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1. Subaru owners. Apparently there is some kind of chemical released in subarus that makes the owner think that their car is unstoppable in any condition, and makes them believe that good 4x4 traction at slow speeds automatically means fabulous traction at higher speeds and imperviousness to ice or slippery conditions.

So far ive seen a subaru blow by me on the highway in a 1/2 snow covered lane, then go off into median when the predictable happened (this same thing happened a few years ago to my enjoyment), and several stuck in deep snow with all 4 tires spinning.

What are the reports from elsewhere?
Absolutely! I was coming home from HD with a new snowblower drivebelt and had a WRX tailgate me all the way back across the bridge, which was down to a lane in each direction. I was comfortably cruising at 45 since the highway was completely covered. As soon as I pulled off my exit he went flying by. I think they believe they have to go fast enough to get the downforce off that big arse wing on the back.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:12 PM
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Now It's raining and supposed to be in the 40's all week.
Guess this snow will be gone almost as quick as it came.
I hoping the rain and 40's breaks that ice dam on my rear dormer without too much water intrusion. I didn't get the chance to snow rake before it started to build up. The only good thing is I never did finish texturing and painting the ceiling damage upstairs from the winter of 2 years ago.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:26 PM
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Whats this snow business? Its 45F here in Ohio! :p

The one day a few weeks ago, before xmas, it was particuarly bad. I didnt have snows on at the time and the car ran fine mostly. No problems to report, everyone did like 40 mph on the turnpike. Semi trucks loved to blow by everyone in the far left lane doing like 60.
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so far doing pretty well in my old VW diesel with decent clearance, and 4 good snow tires. Only issue is a pronounced tendency to float on the rear. I partly altered this tendency by moving my studded pair of snows to the rear. It has a real nasty ability to suddenly slide back there.
Most tire shops here in Ontario refuse to install just 2 snow tires on the front, if you can only afford 2 snows, put them on the rear of a front wheel driver or you'll be doing 360's every time you hit the brakes.

My 200T hibernates for the winter.

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Most tire shops here in Ontario refuse to install just 2 snow tires on the front, if you can only afford 2 snows, put them on the rear of a front wheel driver or you'll be doing 360's every time you hit the brakes.

My 200T hibernates for the winter.

Your snow driving would be a lot easier if you would trim those hideous toe nails of yours.
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Your snow driving would be a lot easier if you would trim those hideous toe nails of yours.
Hey now, those are studs for traction!
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:16 PM
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Most tire shops here in Ontario refuse to install just 2 snow tires on the front, if you can only afford 2 snows, put them on the rear of a front wheel driver or you'll be doing 360's every time you hit the brakes.

My 200T hibernates for the winter.
Have 4, only studded 2 of them though, put the studded ones in back for that reason
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Your snow driving would be a lot easier if you would trim those hideous toe nails of yours.
Hey Bobert, you seem obsessed by my nails. You should start a a new site, narlynails .com. You've got my permission to use this image for the home page.
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Good god.

Every time I let mine get long, they tend to cut through my socks and make holes. Those look like they have saw teeth on them
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:21 PM
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240D has a distinct snow advantage in that it cannot produce enough horsepower for an impatient driver to get the wheels spinning...
Yep, the 300GD has the same advantage, plus all the others

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