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Old 12-10-2013, 11:16 AM
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Talking Snow tires = Zoom Zoom!

I must confess; I am new proselyte to snow tires; Honestly, Blizzaks on a Miata is more fun than in the sun! .....
My Lamentation is; Why haven't I ever discovered modern snow tires before now; oh Lord the years wasted with the cars hibernating, slipping n' sliding or stuck.
13" of snow is nothing to to my car now; I am passing stranded 4wd suvs & doing power drifts through my neighborhood. A girly car can be so much fun!


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Old 12-10-2013, 11:19 AM
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I drove a Miata 300 miles through the aftermath of a blizzard in winter of 2010. When I got to the PA border, there were signs that the highway was "closed" (but ironically, no way to actually exit and U-turn since the ramps weren't plowed so I kept going). The Miata on Graspics was the only thing NOT sliding around. Ended up in NJ (which had plowed the roads to perfection) 5-6 hours later with a very full bladder.

Caveat: they're low cars, and I found some damage to the bottom of the air intake dam after that trip.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:01 PM
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Winter ZOOM-ZOOM, Wagon version.



4 snow tires on every car since the '70's. My old boss at the Limo company in Toronto puts 4 snows on all his vehicles‎ (almost 60), even the 4WD Suburbans.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:56 PM
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Welcome to the club! Great little snow cars.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:00 PM
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I have snows on my 300SD, its unstoppable. I was out drift busting a bit today.

I've had people crash behind me because they were tailgating me down a snow packed road at 40+ mph into a curve....they keep going straight, I easily make the turn. They end up in snow bank.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:18 AM
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Ah yes, now I remember why I moved south.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:36 AM
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Looks like fun! My M3 has snows on now, still kinda sucks in the slick stuff. I don't like the way it tracks, esp. @ interstate speeds.

I've seen a few BRZ's around here with snows, wonder how well they get around?
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:25 AM
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Yeah they track weird. I have the new WR's on the VW. They don't look aggresive at all but they do quite well on a little bit of snow. Nothing works on the loose cold stuff.
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I've also got snows on Katz, and he's brilliant in the snow... when he agrees to go. Not happy about starting at 9*F.

Gonna try to rectify that today.
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:22 AM
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In Northern Minnesota when it gets cold, like around -10F and below, the trick is to bring your battery in the house at night.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:57 PM
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I must confess; I am new proselyte to snow tires; Honestly, Blizzaks on a Miata is more fun than in the sun! .....
My Lamentation is; Why haven't I ever discovered modern snow tires before now; oh Lord the years wasted with the cars hibernating, slipping n' sliding or stuck.
13" of snow is nothing to to my car now; I am passing stranded 4wd suvs & doing power drifts through my neighborhood. A girly car can be so much fun!
I love that foto.

FWIW, my MGB GT with snow tires was good in snow, when it ran () but my ML with Nokian WR sneakers is AWE inspiring.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:24 PM
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I ran my Courier down RT12 in northern Idaho/western Montana in the snow a few years back. It was snowing so hard even with the plows 6-8" was accumulating on the road. I was leaving two ruts and a trench with the front crossmember, I did have to stop a few times to clear the windshield though. Every stop I had to back up about 25' so I had the momentum to get back into the soft stuff. If I kept it moving around 35-40 it was ok.
My Subaru GL Turbowagon was awesome in the snow with Hakkapeliitta snow tires. The boost would start coming on, and it would throw giant rooster tails off the front tires.
Snow tires do make a huge difference even in an AWD vehicle, but how well it accelerates doesn't matter anywhere near as much as how well it turns or or stops.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:47 AM
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The only thing I hate about my Mazda6 is that it's front wheel drive. Unless I remember to switch off the traction control you can't make it up a hill without stalling. I prefer a RWD with 4 decent snow tires over a FWD.
I'd rather have my rear end fishtailing than the front, trying to drag me into a ditch.
No offence intended......
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:29 AM
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I put four studded snow tires on my e420 last week and it got me down the road at 5:30am before the snow plows even came!

That old Mercedes is really well balanced too, which helps a lot..

I was amazed, and had been thinking. About buying a new Subaru Outback again, which was fantastic getting through the snow, but now I won't need to do that.
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