Wheels & Tires - 12-15 inches of snow!!! Snow tires put to the real test!
12-13-2005, 11:48 PM
Damnit! this snow storm that was suposed to be bringing 3-4 inches turned into 12-15 inches in my area!! Well i guess these winter tires are gonna get there true test now, so i will definately let you guys know how things go by thursday night.
My car currently needs to be backed out of its parking spot, I do have a shovel to dig it out, but does anyone think I should move it to make it easier to get out or do you think I should be fine with the winter tires and digging it out. I dont feel like wasting a half gallon of gas to start it in this cold and just turn it around and shut it off without letting the engine and tranny get warm, so i really dont want to move it if I dont have to.
I have Good Year Ultra Grip ice tires on my car with 120lbs of sand right now. so far the car has done great, but this will be the true test.
I'll keep everyone posted, Wish me luck!
I would put some more weight in the back , I have Blizzak WS-50s and 100lbs of salt in the trunk and its not enough weight, Im going to put another 100lbs in there...
12-14-2005, 03:27 AM
ya i have another 70lb bag back home, but that is 2 1/2 hours from where i am at now. I took it out being i have been on mostly dry roads lately and it it just more weight to haul around for no reason. I will be going back home on friday for my family christmas so hopefully the sand i have in there now will be good enough until then. So far 120lbs seems to be working fine, but I guess I will see if that 70lbs is going to be needed. Thanks!
12-14-2005, 01:22 PM
Update on how the tires are:
I took the car out here about an hour ago and there was about 4-5 inches of snow on the ground. The roads were covered in snow, and some were not even plowed. I took the car to an empty parking lot that had not been plowed to see how the car would go through 4-5inches of snow.
Results: This car is a tank. Honestly the snow tires and wieght in back make this car more than easy to drive in the snow. I had no problems at all taking off on a small incline where there was a lot of snow that cars had already driven through and made a mess. In the parking lot the car held straight even when i turned quickly, and the front tires lead the car in the direction it was told to go. Of course I did have to mess the lot up a little and whip the car around a few times, but i was really impressed on how this car went through the snow. I like many others also found that its easier to drive with the traction control off. Obviously you have to change your driving style when snow is on the ground and with normal common sense winter driving, snow tires, and sand bags, these cars have no problems at all in the snow.
It is all those idiots that i saw driving like they were on a dry road that scare me...they are just an accident waiting to happen, i honestly wanna just get out of my car, pull them out and beat them down. It just pisses me off so much!
Ok just thought i would share!
12-14-2005, 07:20 PM
I've found the real limiting factor to be how low our cars sit (of course worse yet if lowered). It does not take too much snow on the roads to make f bodies "ride up" on it and practically high center, thus losing traction/control. :(
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