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#155 of 161 Re: recipe for disaster? [kdshapiro]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 29, 2010 (5:34 pm)
It's interesting how well heavier RWD cars often do in even serious snow conditions. Undoubtedly, some people are probably paying a good deal extra for an AWD when they could undoubtedly do without it 99% of the time (and stay home that one day).
I wonder how many RWD drivers bother to put snows on all 4 wheels. It makes a difference.
#156 of 161 Re: recipe for disaster? [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 30, 2010 (7:10 am)
Sometimes at least heavy is good (may depend on weight distribution).
My 64 Catalina was a tank in winter with its retread snows and would go through almost anything, once you got it moving).
My 66 LeMans 77 Volare, and 71 dart on the other hand were rear end floaty and while I could get through with winters I for sure needed my winter driving skills.
Speaking of tires I wonder sometime how often it happens people find their brand new shiny vehicle with all seasons go through the slop fine the first year only to find it not so good going in subsequent years and end up swapping for new magic winter all seasons (and throwing away the old one that may still have acceptable milage on them for dry or wet/unfrozen conditions)
#157 of 161 Re: recipe for disaster? [ray80]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 30, 2010 (9:03 am)
Well "all-season" is a compromise tire for people who live in climates that might only have a few inches of snow a year. It's expensive to keep two sets of tires and rims but if you gotta go in the snow and have no choice then I guess you have to gear up to give yourself the best chances.
#158 of 161 Re: recipe for disaster? [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 11, 2011 (7:48 am)
where I am in the NE, there's snow and ice starting probably from nov til march. If you have the space (4 set of snow tires and rims are 4 ft tall and 2 ft wide), I would definitely get them plus you average out the wear and tear on the "all season" tires anyways. Snow tires can last quite a few winters.
Dec 02, 2011 (1:06 pm)
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