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Old 11-06-2014, 02:40 PM
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MBs in the snow 1/14

Video from last winter, dont think they had snow tires on. Makes me really want to get some to avoid this nonsense. Sorry if its a re-run and some nsfw dialogue

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Old 11-07-2014, 11:09 AM
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Nothing worse than open diff rwd for snow driving. I live in fear of that scenario, a full stop on a snowy incline.

I would get some sandbags for weight in the trunk, just snow tires alone probably wouldn't avoid this; although definitely better than all season. I think I'm going studded this winter, last year was brutal.
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:41 PM
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That video is hilarious. Now I see why ppl up there go with the 4matic.
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:09 AM
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Has nobody ever heard of left foot braking?
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:32 AM
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Amen on the studded tires. Not really familiar with them but some CL guy claims $18 to stud a tire, seems reasonable if it doesn't damage the tire. Whats this left foot wizardry you speak of stretch?
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:22 AM
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...Whats this left foot wizardry you speak of stretch?
You hold the vehicle on the brake and pretend you are human traction control whilst balancing the power fed to the wheels. There is no point in just pressing the go pedal in conditions like that. For modern cars I guess you'd have to turn the traction control off to get this to work.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:14 PM
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Interesting Stretch, can't say I've ever tried that I will now though.

Would you be able to switch which tire is getting power in an open diff rwd car w/ this method? Seems like braking power to both wheels would be even, therefore the spinning tire is still the spinning tire... just speculating here...

Or do you mean just to get as slow of a start as possible in slippery conditions?
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:36 PM
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Interesting Stretch, can't say I've ever tried that I will now though.

Would you be able to switch which tire is getting power in an open diff rwd car w/ this method? Seems like braking power to both wheels would be even, therefore the spinning tire is still the spinning tire... just speculating here...

Or do you mean just to get as slow of a start as possible in slippery conditions?
Let me put it another way.

If you have a manual gearbox and a clutch and you are driving in the snow or on a slippery surface you will find that you too can get the rear wheels / driven wheels to spin uncontrollably if you press down on the loud pedal and let the clutch pedal up quickly. Even if you don't push down too hard on the loud pedal you can often get the wheels to spin if you release the clutch quickly. There is no control.

Left foot braking can be applied to simulate the slip of a clutch on a drive line with an automatic transmission. If you don't control the slip with the brakes the automatic transmission will think "oh this is easy" and might even change up a gear.

If you get really stuck and you can't get up a slippery hill even with left foot braking the chances can often be improved if you try going up the tricky bit backwards as the reverse ratio on most vehicles is much lower than most first gears.
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I use my 1983 300sd for snow driving.It does real good,I use snow tires.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:40 AM
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Every time I walk into a Mercedes dealer I cringe at all of the high performance low profile tires that the new models are equipped with.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:57 PM
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Ive always used my trusty 79 300cd for snow driving....not enough power to spin the wheels!
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